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Tostee jury's questions on case answered

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 18/10/2016 Sarah Motherwell
Supplied image obtained of Gable Tostee and Warriena Wright inside his 14th floor Surfers Paradise apartment just hours before the New Zealand tourist plummeted to her death from the balcony. © Supplied by Queensland Supreme Court/AAP Image Supplied image obtained of Gable Tostee and Warriena Wright inside his 14th floor Surfers Paradise apartment just hours before the New Zealand tourist plummeted to her death from the balcony.

The jury considering the verdict in the trial of accused balcony killer Gable Tostee have been told not to speculate about a silver item he carried in his hand as he left his Gold Coast unit.

Tostee, 30, has been on trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court charged with murdering New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright in the early hours of August 8, 2014.

The six men and six women jurors had been deliberating for almost four hours when they asked Justice John Byrne four questions about the trial.

The questions included Tostee's age at the time of the alleged offence, if they should consider how drunk Ms Wright was and an item in Tostee's hand seen on CCTV footage after she died.

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Justice Byrne told the jury on Tuesday they should not consider Tostee's conduct after the alleged offence as part of their reasoning to reach a verdict of murder or manslaughter.

He also said as Tostee's age was not part of the evidence they must not draw any conclusions from it.

However, the jury is allowed to consider if Ms Wright's state of mind was influenced by alcohol, the court heard.

Tostee is not alleged to have pushed or thrown Ms Wright from his 14th floor balcony but intimidated her so greatly she felt climbing over the railing was the only way to escape from him.

The trial continues.

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