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Selfies Taken On Deadly Tinder Date Released At Trial (Photos)

| by Kathryn Schroeder
Warriena Wright and Gable TosteeWarriena Wright and Gable Tostee

Selfies taken the night a woman was allegedly murdered by her Tinder date have been released.

Gable Tostee, 30, and Warriena Wright, 26, were on a Tinder date in 2014 at Tostee's Queensland, Australia apartment when she fell from the 14th floor balcony, according to The Daily Mail. It was the first time the two had spent time together.

Tostee is currently on trial for Wright’s murder, of which he has pled not guilty.

Selfies taken on Tostee’s camera during their Tinder date have been released. The pictures show the pair in various states of undress, and in some they appear to be enjoying their evening. In another, Wright does not look happy.

According to audio recorded by Tostee on his cellphone, he and Wright argued during their date.

“You are not my kind of girl... You have worn out your welcome. You have to leave,” Tostee is heard saying, according to the Huffington Post. 

“You’re lucky I haven't chucked you off my balcony you goddamn psycho little b***h,” he says later.

Photos that were taken at Tostee’s apartment by police after Wright fell to her death show disarray.

White rocks that she reportedly threw at Tostee, causing him to grow angry, are strewn across the floor. She also hit him with a telescope.

“Who the f**k do you think you are,” Tostee is heard saying to Wright in the recording before she screams, “No. No. No. No.”

“You tried to kill me, huh?” he says.

Tostee tells Wright that their conversation is being recorded as she continues to scream “no” over and over again.

He then locked her outside on the balcony alone.

The prosecutor in the case is not accusing Tostee of throwing Wright off the balcony, but does claim that he is responsible for her death because she felt intimidated and threatened to the point that she tried to escape his home. Attempting to climb down from his balcony, she fell to her death.

A neighbor of Tostee reportedly heard Wright yelling that she wanted to go home just before she fell.

“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,” Nick Casey, who was on his 12th floor apartment balcony, said in court, according to The Huffington Post.

“She fell straight past where I was standing on the balcony and ricocheted off a few balconies below us and kept going to the ground,” he said.

Tostee asserts that Wright became erratic and aggressive towards him after they had been drinking and intimate with one another, The Daily Mail reports. He said that attempts to restrain her with reasonable force failed so he locked her on the balcony. 

“She is outside, he is inside and he has caused a locked door to be between the two of them,” Tostee’s defense attorney, Saul Holt said.

After Wright fell, Tostee called his father.

“She kept beating me up and whatever,” he said on the call. “I forced her out onto the balcony and I think she might have jumped off.”

“Oh my god, I hope she’s not dead,” Tostee said.

Sources: The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post / Photo credit: PR Image via The Daily Mail

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