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Tinder Date Trial: Gable Tostee Ordered Pizza Afterwards

Horrific details emerge as the victim's mother speaks out
Queensland Supreme Court

Accused murderer Gable Tostee ordered a slice of pizza before setting out for a walk through Surfer’s Paradise streets soon after his date Warriena Wright fell to her death from his apartment, a court has heard.

Thirty-year-old Tostee has pleaded not guilty to murdering Wright, 26. The pair met on Tinder, and went back to his apartment on August 8 2014.

Four hours after meeting up, Ms Wright fell from the balcony, and phone recordings appear to show their relationship turned violent.

At around 2:25am CCTV footage shows Tostee leaving the apartment building after which he was seen walking around Surfer’s Paradise alone for more than an hour, reports ABC.  

The prosecution allege that Tostee then ordered a slice of pizza before being picked up by his father at around 3:23am.

The court has also heard that phone records indicate that in the moments before he left his apartment, Tostee did not call triple 000 but rather phoned criminal law firm Potts Lawyers at 2.21am, reports Fairfax

The Tinder conversation between Tostee and Ms Wright was also used as evidence in the court room.

In their initial chat on the dating app, Tostee wrote: “You look delicious. I want to do dirty things to you.”

He also asked her whether she was a “freak in the sheets”.

“Let’s get drunk together, I’m a pornstar after a few drinks!” Tostee said.

Read the full exchange here.

The prosecution are alleging that Tostee intimidated Ms Wright to the point where she feared for her life and forced to her to climb the balcony after he locked her out.

Meanwhile, reports that Ms Wright’s mother made an emotional statement to the media after the Crown’s case against Tostee ended this morning. 

Marzabeth Tagpuno Wright wrote in a statement that was read by a family friend that the media had “made this trip the most saddest, hardest trip I have ever had to endure.” 

Ms Wright said she had asked the judge not to release the audio tape of her daughter’s final moments, but she was overruled. 

“I did not want to hear my daughter screaming, ‘No, no, no.’ I did not want to have to remember her like that.”


She later heard the recording via a media outlet. 

The trial continues.

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