Gable Tostee will not be back on Tinder any time soon.
The Australian report that, at a hearing today in Brisbane, lawyers for the 28-year-old, who stands accused of the murder of 26-year-old Warriena Wright, promised that he would stay away from dating service, where he met his alleged victim.
Tostee’s lawyers have also said that he will agree to abstain from alcohol consumption if granted bail, and will abide by a strict 6pm to 6am curfew, although the notoriety surrounding his case, they say, would make it difficult for him to flee.
The court heard that Tostee has been diagnosed with “social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and alcohol use disorder,” and if successful in his bail application, will enter a treatment facility.
“At the heart of the applicant’s intentions is the stated desire to clear his name,” said defence barrister Soraya Ryan QC.
The Crown Prosecutor, however, argued that the minimum 20 year sentence Tostee faces gives him a strong incentive to flee, and noted the “pleading” of his victim, heard on audio recordings from the night of the balcony fall.
On August 8 of this year, Tostee met New Zealand tourist Wright on Tinder – hours later, she fell to her death from the balcony of his Surfers Paradise apartment.
Justice Debra Mullins has said that Tostee’s is not “a straightforward case of murder,” and has adjourned her bail decision until 9.15am on Wednesday.
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