Spare a thought for Wright’s mother, who released a statement soon after the trial.
“To the media, you have made this trip the most saddest, hardest trip I have ever had to endure,” said Merzabeth Tagpuno-Wright, who explained that she’d requested that the audio tapes of her daughter’s final screams be withheld from the media.
“Yet I was overruled by the judge. I did not want to hear my daughter screaming 'no, no, no’.
"I did not want to remember her like that."
And yet that is what we’re forcing on this woman, a grieving mother, to endure.
We don’t need to dignify Tostee’s choice to continue eating ‘super supreme pizza’ while Wright lay dead on the pavement below by watching the interview.
We don’t need to help him ‘clear his name’ which is almost certainly how 60 Minutes producers convinced him to appear on the show.
And we certainly don’t need to hear her last anguished howls, which Tostee recorded on his phone .
The only person who matters in this whole ghastly episode is Warriena Wright, who made the fatal mistake of accepting an invitation to return to an apartment with a man she barely knew. The only surviving people who matter are her family, who will be forced to relive their loved one’s grisly death for the grim viewing pleasure of a ghoulish public and a team of even more ghoulish TV producers on Sunday night.
Wright does not deserve this final indignity. Don’t be a part of it. Don’t watch.