Gable Tostee (born 1984) is an Australian man who became famous after being blamed for the death of Warriena Wright (a New Zealander)
|Gable Tostee (now Eric Thomas)
|Date of Birth
|37 years (2021)
|Tinder date with Warriena Tagpuno Wright
Gable Tostee Tinder Controversy
In 2019, he went on a Tinder date with a woman who reported him to the cops after learning about the murder case.
Tostee made headlines after New Zealander Warriena Tagpuno Wright died after meeting him on Tinder and jumping to her death from his Gold Coast 14-story apartment building on August 8, 2014. Wright, a New Zealander on vacation on the Gold Coast, had met Tostee for the first time that night. They’d met through Tinder about a week before.
Tostee has maintained his innocence since being charged with Wright’s murder on August 15, 2014, a week after her deadly fall.
A 199-minute smartphone recording taken by Tostee, which documented the pair’s increasingly contentious contact, including the moment Wright died, was a major piece of evidence in the prosecution. Prosecutors said that up to 45 seconds of Tostee’s tape recorded sounds compatible with him choking Wright, which Tostee disputed.
Tostee allegedly put Wright in such a condition of dread and intimidation that she believed the only way out was to climb over the balcony railing after he locked her outside, according to the prosecution. Tostee, though, used fair force to subdue Wright, who had grown “increasingly unpredictable” after several hours of drinking, according to defense counsel.
The jury of six men and six women deliberated for four days before finding the defendants not guilty of murder or manslaughter. In 2016, Tostee was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter.
Gable Tostee 2021 Controversy
Gable Tostee, who now goes by the name Eric Thomas, has returned to Tinder and is embroiled in a feud with Sabrina Collins, a high school theatre teacher.
After receiving hostile text and voice messages from a female friend of Tostee after they stopped seeing each other, Collins told A Current Affair she went to the police.
She said that police took no action, causing her to create two YouTube videos including the nasty audio.
She claimed that Tostee then sent her text messages implying that she was “crazy.”
Tostee, on the other hand, believes she has been stalking and harassing him and his pals.
After meeting on the dating service, Collins alleges she saw Tostee on nine nights over four weekends.
“It’s been a nightmare,” she said, “and it’s taken a year of my life.”
Tostee allegedly showed her what happened the night Wright died in 2014, she alleges.