It was a busy day in the Gable Tostee murder trial.

The jury had more questions for the trial judge…

They reached their verdict…

Then a social media drama erupted.

Reporter Joseph Ogilvie was in court as events unfolded.


A day of drama in the Gable Tostee murder trial.

The court was re-opened first thing this morning with legal issues being discussed.

Then just prior to lunch it was revealed the jury had reached a verdict but it took some three hours to be revealed.

Court was put on hold for an hour and half before recommencing after lunch.

When their was intensive discussions about instagram and twitter.

In some of the more bizzare moments lawyers explained to the judge what likes and tags were in instagram posts.

There was also someone live tweeting from the courtroom, which is illegal.

There were frantic searches for the tweeter and at one point an innocent New Zealand journalist was interrogated by police.

The case will go down as one of the most dramatic and followed in the state’s history.

It’s seen days where 26 cameras were out front of the supreme court and an intense media scrums daily.

Tostee’s face has looked more strained on each day he’s entered the court.

Gable Tostee has fronted court for the last nine days hiding his undoubted stress, today there was noticable relief as the verdict was handed down.

He was accused of murdering Warriena Wright on August 7, 2014… after she fell from the 14th floor of his Surfers Paradise apartment… following a Tinder date gone wrong.

Tostee and his supporters have left the court for the final time.

There’s no word yet if they’ll be an appeal.

Joseph Ogilvie QUT News