BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - A Tinder connection turned tragic after a woman fell to her death trying to escape her date. An Australian court heard testimony from Gable Tostee, the man accused of causing the death of 26-year-old Warriena Wright on Aug. 8, 2014.
Wright, from New Zealand, visited Tostee's hometown in Australia after the two hooked up on the popular dating app Tinder. Judging from selfies, their first date started out fine. Tragically, the night ended when Wright plummeted from the 14th floor balcony of Tostee's apartment.
The jury heard audio recordings of the heavily-intoxicated couple fighting just prior to the fall.
Defense attorneys claim Wright became violent and Tostee locked her out on the balcony in self-defense.
Prosecutors, on the other hand, say the playboy gave the woman no choice but to try to climb down in order to escape, which is how she fell.
Prosecutors say Tostee should be held accountable for the woman's death.
Tostee has pleaded not guilty to murder. He faces a life sentence.
Blind dates can be exciting, but a tragedy like this reminds us it's never a good idea to find yourself alone with a stranger.