19 Nov 2014

Bail for Gold Coast murder accused

6:45 pm on 19 November 2014

The man accused of murdering a New Zealand woman on Queensland's Gold Coast has been granted bail by the Brisbane Supreme Court.

Warriena Wright (known as Rrie)

Warriena Wright (known as Rrie) Photo: SUPPLIED BY QUEENSLAND POLICE

Warriena Wright, who was 26, plunged to her death from the balcony of Gable Tostee's 14th-floor apartment in Surfers Paradise in August, AAP reports.

The pair had met hours earlier via mobile dating application Tinder.

During the bail hearing, Mr Tostee's lawyer said he locked Ms Wright on his balcony and she apparently fell after climbing over a railing.

The Crown prosecutor said Mr Tostee committed a life-threatening act by assaulting Ms Wright and locking her on his balcony, causing her to fear for her life and try to escape.

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