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Tostee ate pizza after Tinder date's death

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 12/10/2016 Sarah Motherwell
Warriena Wright and Gable Tostee took this selfie on the night of her death © Twitter/AAP Sarah Motherwell Warriena Wright and Gable Tostee took this selfie on the night of her death

The minute after his Tinder date fell 14 storeys to her death, Gable Tostee called for a lawyer, then left his Surfers Paradise unit and got pizza, a court has heard.

CCTV footage played at Tostee's murder trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court shows he left the high-rise apartment via the basement car park just after Warriena Wright died in the early hours of August 8, 2014.

The 30-year-old did not call triple zero, but instead paced around the Gold Coast entertainment precinct for an hour and bought pizza from a Cavill Ave shop, the jury saw.

Phone records tendered in court show the first call Tostee made that morning was to criminal law firm Potts Lawyers at 2.21am, about a minute after the 26-year-old New Zealander had fallen.

He also called his father Gray Tostee at 3.23am to pick him up, lamenting "why does this s*** keep happening to me?".

It was not until later in the car when Tostee exclaimed, "Oh my God, I hope she's not dead."

Tostee and Ms Wright's Tinder conversation tendered in court revealed the pair had a brief exchange of saucy messages before meeting in person.

In their initial chat, Tostee told Ms Wright on the app, "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.

File photo of Gable Tostee at the Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold Coast on September 30, 2015. © AAP Image File photo of Gable Tostee at the Southport Magistrates Court on the Gold Coast on September 30, 2015.

Ms Wright was in Australia for a two-week holiday to attend a friend's wedding.

It's not alleged Tostee threw or pushed her, but that he intimidated her so greatly she felt the only way she could escape was to climb down from the balcony after he had locked her out.

In an audio recording Tostee made on his mobile phone, which captured the moment Ms Wright died, he is heard telling his father he put her on the balcony because she was "beating him up".

Forensic medical officer Nelle Van Buuren told the court Tostee had abrasions on his cheek, nose, shoulder and knee when he was examined on the afternoon of August 8 but was not able to say what caused them or how old they were.

What is thought to be Tostee's blood was also found on a small, white decorative rock he claims Ms Wright threw at him, the court heard.

DNA expert Emma Caunt said a man's DNA was found under Ms Wright's fingernails but could not identify whose it was.

Neighbours have testified at the trial to hearing a woman's terrified screams as well as a man and a woman arguing, before Ms Wright fell from the 14th floor and ricocheted off balconies below.

The prosecution case is expected to close on Thursday after a Gold Coast pathologist gives evidence.



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