Australia: Woman falls off 14th floor trying to escape man she met on Tinder
Deccan Chronicle | DC Correspondent
Prosecutors also presented an audio clip of the conversation between the victim and the accused.
30-year-old Gable Tostee is facing trial after being accused of murdering the victim, Warriena Tagpuno Wright, who fell to her death. (Photo: Facebook)
Brisbane, Queensland: A woman tourist from New Zealand fell to her death from the balcony of a 14th floor apartment in Australia's Brisbane after she tried to escape from a man she had met on Tinder.
According to a report in the Daily Mail, the victim was trying to climb off the balcony when she met with the accident. The victim was found dead at the base of Avalon Apartments in Surfers Paradise in Queensland.
30-year-old Gable Tostee is facing trial after being accused of murdering the victim, Warriena Tagpuno Wright, who fell to her death.
During the trial of the case at the Brisbane Supreme Court, prosecutors told the judge that the accused had threatened the victim and called her a 'psycho b****'. He also told her that she is lucky that the did not throw her off the balcony, moments before the victim jumped to her death.
To support their claim, prosecutors also presented an audio clip of the conversation between the victim and the accused.
"You're lucky I haven't chucked you off my balcony you God damn psycho bitch," the accused was heard telling the victim in the audio clip.
"You're not going to collect any belongings, you're just going to walk out. If you try to pull anything I'll knock you out, I'll knock you the f*** out - do you understand?," Tostee said while threatening the victim.
Prosecutors told the jury that the accused then forced the victim on to the balcony and locked it from inside.
He left the victim with no choice but to climb out of the balcony in order to survive, the court heard.
Witnesses to the incident said that they heard the victim pleading to the accused to let her go - but he did not listen. She then fell off from the balcony 15 seconds later.
The trial of the case continues and the accused is expected to be sentenced in seven to eight days.