Third Day Of Tostee Jury Deliberations Begin Today
The jury in the murder trial of Gable Tostee are entering their third day of deliberations after previously stating they were struggling to reach a unanimous verdict.
The six men and six women jurors have been deliberating since early Monday afternoon on whether Tostee murdered his New Zealand Tinder date Warriena Wright in August 2014.
They indicated on Tuesday afternoon they were having difficulties reaching a decision but were told by Brisbane Supreme Court Justice John Byrne to persevere.
Justice Byrne allowed the jury to go home overnight and return on Wednesday morning at 9.30am on Wednesday to continue their deliberations.
The jurors have asked the judge several questions during their almost eight hours of deliberations.
In the first note, they asked what Tostee's age at the time of the alleged offence was, if they should consider how drunk Ms Wright was, and the nature of an item in Tostee's hand seen on CCTV footage after she died.
The second note asked two more questions relating to a home owner's right to remove a disorderly person from their apartment.
Tostee is not alleged to have pushed or thrown Ms Wright from his 14th floor balcony but intimidated her so greatly, she felt climbing over the railing was the only way to escape from him.
Justice John Byrne told the jurors in his instructions on Monday that they could find Tostee guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter if they concluded he unlawfully killed Ms Wright but did not intend to cause her possibly fatal harm.