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Tostee's lawyer glad mistrial dismissed

AAP logoAAP 21/10/2016 Darren Cartwright

Gable Tostee's defence lawyer is grateful an application for a mistrial was rejected after it almost backfired on his acquitted client in the Brisbane Supreme Court.

Tostee was on Thursday found not guilty of killing New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright, who fell from his Gold Coast unit balcony after meeting on dating app Tinder.

The carpet layer's legal team asked for a mistrial after a juror posted on social media that she was deliberating on a major trial, which she described as "a nasty one".

The application would have meant the jury could not have delivered their not guilty verdict, and and a retrial would have likely been ordered.

"We wouldn't have been doing our job if we hadn't made the application but obviously it was a good thing it was dismissed," Nick Dore said on Friday.

The lawyer could not say whether the 30-year-old would sell his story in the high-profile case but said he did want the opportunity to get his side of the story across.

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