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Key points in Gable Tostee murder trial

AAP logoAAP 10/10/2016

GABLE TOSTEE TRIAL BEGINS

WHO: Gable Tostee, 30, on trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court

WHAT: Has pleaded not guilty to murdering New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright on August 8, 2014 after the pair met via dating app Tinder and she fell to death from his unit balcony

WHERE: 14th floor of the Avalon Apartments, Surfers Paradise

THE ALLEGATIONS:

* Crown contends Tostee did not throw or push Ms Wright over the balcony but made her so scared she tried to climb down and fell

* Prosecutors allege there was an altercation between the pair minutes before her death, culminating with Tostee restraining her in a "quite forceful" way

* They say Tostee forced her onto the balcony, locked the door so she had "no other means of escape" except to try to climb down to lower floors

- Tostee created the situation by threat and intimidation

QUOTES:

"In an attempt to escape what had occurred and what she must have anticipated would occur inside the apartment, she did attempt to climb down and in the course of doing so, fell" - Crown prosecutor Glen Cash

"You're lucky I haven't chucked you off my balcony you goddamn psycho little bitch" - Tostee allegedly to Ms Wright on phone recording.

"What happened in this case is nothing like murder or manslaughter, it doesn't fit" - Defence barrister Saul Holt:

"I forced her out onto the balcony and I think she might have jumped off" - Tostee allegedly on phone to father after Ms Wright fell.

"I heard female voice screaming 'no' in panic" - neighbour in unit below on waking in early hours of August 8.

WHAT NOW: Trial continues on Tuesday, and is expected to run for six days.

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