Tostee jury back in court for deliberations after failing to reach verdict

The jury in the Gable Tostee murder trial are back for their third day of deliberations after failing to reach a verdict.

In the Brisbane Supreme Court yesterday, the six men and six women jury passed a note to the judge stating that they had been unable to reach a unanimous decision over whether Tostee killed Warriena Wright, the New Zealand tourist who plunged to her death from the balcony of his Surfers Paradise apartment in August 2014.

The 30-year-old has pleaded not guilty.


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On the note, the jury also asked for direction from judge Justice Byrne, to which he told them to “take as long as they like” and to just “persevere.”

During deliberations, the jury asked the judge several questions including Tostee’s age at the time of Warriena Wright’s death, what the metal object he was seen carrying in CCTV footage was, the level of her intoxication and the meaning of terms such as “intent” and “reasonably foreseeable”.

They also questioned a home owner’s right to remove a disorderly person.

Gable Tostee pictured together with Warriena Wright on the night she died in August 2014 | PHOTO: Brisbane Supreme Court

Gable Tostee pictured together with Warriena Wright on the night she died in August 2014 | PHOTO: Brisbane Supreme Court

The jury are set to return to court for deliberations at 9.30am.