Gable Tostee jury returns

  • 19/10/2016
Gable Tostee (Supplied)
Gable Tostee (Supplied)

The jury in the case of Gable Tostee murder trial has returned and handed the judge a note which asked "does language constitute force".

The judge's answer was "short answer is no".

He re-iterated the Crown case being based on what Mr Tostee did, not what he said in relation to force.

This is the fourth note and seventh question the jury has handed to the judge.

On Tuesday the jury indicated it was having difficulty in reaching a verdict.     

The jury has been given a trio of possibilities to consider as they deliberate on a verdict: Murder, manslaughter or no conviction.

The 30-year-old is on trial in the Brisbane Supreme Court after pleading not guilty to the murder of New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright, who fell to her death in the early hours of August 8, 2014.

It is not alleged Tostee threw or pushed Ms Wright, but that he intimidated her so greatly she felt the only way to escape was to climb down from the balcony of his 14th floor Surfers Paradise apartment.

More to come