In the second day of the trial of Gable Tostee, who is accused of the murder of New Zealand Tourist Warriena Wright after a Tinder date, the court has heard more explosive recordings and witness testimonies of the terrified woman’s final moments.
The recordings, taken on Tostee’s phone, reveal the 26-year-old was drunk and violent towards the accused, but as the prosecution argued, clearly show she became scared and fearful for her life as she pleads for him to let her go.
“You goddamn psycho. I’m going to let you go, I’m going to walk you out of this apartment, just the way you are,” Tostee says in the redcording, as reported by News.com.au.
“You’re not going to collect any belongings. I’ll slam the door on you. You’re not going to pull anything or I’ll knock you out. I’ll knock you the f*** out. Do you understand? Do you understand?”
There is then an apparent scuffle between the pair, before Wright can be heard yelling, “No, no, no, no,”.
“I want to go home. Just let me go home,” she begs.
“I would, but you’ve been a bad girl,” he replies.
Read the full audio transcript here.
Tostee later confessed to his father that he tackled Wright to the ground during the altercation, and then the recording appears to back up the prosecutions argument that he then locked her on his balcony.
Moments later, Wright falls to her death.
The recording then hears Tostee leaving the apartment and calling his father.
"Hello dad, I might have a bit of a situation," Tostee says, as reported by the ABC.
"I met up with a girl for a date ... she started getting really aggressive. We had sex in bed and then after that she kept drinking."
Tostee goes on to explain that the piar were both drunk and that he began beating him up and that he forced her onto the balcony.
"I think she might've jumped off ... there's like a million cops," he continues.
"I'm f***ed, I don't know what to do. I didn't cause this, I didn't push her or anything."
Multiple witnesses have testified to hearing Wright’s screams, describing them as terrifying.
“It wasn’t just an ordinary scream. It was a terrified scream,” James Evans, who was nearby the apartment block on August 8 testified in court.
He says he then heard a “large bang” before seeing a man, who has since been identified as Tostee, running from the building.
Another witness, Nick Casey, was visiting a friend two floors down from Tostee’s apartment and heard Wright’s cries for help.
“I heard her say, ‘I want to go home’. I heard her say, ‘help’ and at that point I said to her, ‘go back inside’ and it wasn’t long after that she fell,” he told the court.
“She fell straight past where I was standing on the balcony and ricocheted off a few balconies below us and kept on going to the ground,” he said.
The trial is ongoing.