A Gold Coast man accused of the murder of New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright has used a Facebook post to protest his innocence from within jail.
A Gold Coast man arrested over the alleged murder of a New Zealand tourist who fell to her death from a high rise has taken to social media to protest his innocence.
Gable Tostee, 28, was arrested on August 15, one week after 26-year-old Warriena Wright was found at the base of his Surfers Paradise building.
At a bail hearing on Monday, his defence team conceded there was a case against Tostee for manslaughter but not for murder.
Tostee’s Facebook account was reactivated on Friday evening, after he had spent more than a month in custody pending further court dates.
“To my friends and those who have been supporting me, I want to thank you and say that I miss you all,” a post on his account read.
In the message, Tostee said he had “lost contact with almost everyone” while he had been behind bars.
“I maintain my absolute innocence and hope that this nightmare will be over soon.”
He also provided a mailing address for the Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre, where he is being held.
The message, understood to have been passed through a friend who was given access to his account, prompted messages of support from friends.
“We got your back the whole way brother, we will be sure to write to you! Stay strong,” wrote one user.
During Monday’s bail hearing, the Supreme Court in Brisbane heard details of an altercation between the pair after they met on the dating app Tinder.
Tostee locked Ms Wright on his balcony before she apparently fell after climbing over a railing, according to written arguments by his barrister Anthony Kimmins.
Supreme Court Justice Debra Mullins said it would be difficult to prove Tostee murdered Ms Wright but it looked like a reasonably strong case for manslaughter.
She requested information about Tostee’s previous diagnosis of autism.