Evidence concludes at Tostee trial


The final witness in the Gable Tostee murder trial has told the court the victim had 80 separate injuries to her body.

It’s the fourth day of the trial into Warriena Wright’s death.

Natalie O’Brien reports.

TRANSCRIPT

The week long trial is coming to an end.

Yesterday, the court saw CCTV footage of Tostee before and after the death of Warriena Wright.

Today, details of her injuries were explained.

Asked if the victim had been strangled, Forensic Pathologist, Dr Dianne Little said she found “poorly defined red marks” were probably caused as a result of the fall.

Dr Little also told the jury she had documented “80 separate injuries” on Ms Wright’s body.

She said her body “had almost folded over itself” when she examined it two days later.

The court was also told that among Wrights other injuries, there were a number of scars consistent with self-harm.

The pair are seen on CCTV buying alcohol before going to Tostee’s apartment.

The post-mortem found Ms Wright had a blood alcohol level of 0.15.

Outside the Supreme Court, a family friend read a statement from Ms Wright’s mother.

She believes the family was disrespected when audio recordings were released to the media.

Fiona Garvin, Family Friend: “I did not want to hear my daughter screaming no, no, no. I did not want to remember her like that.”

After under two hours of evidence, Justice John Byrne dismissed the jury.

They’ll return tomorrow to hear final summations.

Natalie O’Brien,¬†QUT News.