'He's an arrogant son of a b****': Warriena Wright's father blasts Gable Tostee as he speaks out for the first time since his daughter's death

Warren Wright also criticised prosecutors, saying he believed Mr Tostee should never have been accused of murder.
Warren Wright also criticised prosecutors, saying he believed Mr Tostee should never have been accused of murder.

The father of Warriena Wright who died after falling off Gable Tostee's balcony in 2014 has spoken out for the first time since her death.

Warren Wright, 58, a semi-retired electrician from Levin, on New Zealand's North Island, blasted Mr Tostee who was found not guilty of Miss Wright's death last year.

Mr Wright branded the 30-year-old bodybuilding enthusiast an 'arrogant son-of-a-b****'.

Mr Tostee was charged with murder and manslaughter but found not guilty on both counts in October after a jury deliberated for four days.

Following the verdict, questions were raised as to whether the charges were appropriate - given Mr Tostee did not directly cause Miss Wright's death.

Audio recordings taken by Mr Tostee showed he struggled with his 26-year-old Tinder date before locked the intoxicated woman on his balcony.

In an attempt to escape, she fell 14 storeys to her death.

Mr Wright told The Sydney Morning Herald: 'Charge him with the right thing - false imprisonment resulting in death.

'I don't know what the charge is in Australia, but that is what he is guilty of.

'That and being an arrogant son-of-a-b****, but I guess there's no crime against that.'

Despite his anger, Mr Wright has no desire to see Mr Tostee back in the dock, saying that a legal firm approached him with an offer, but he turned it down.

'The bottom line is nothing brings her back,' he added.

Mr Tostee has grabbed headlines several times since he walked free from court, most recently after sending out a Facebook message wishing a 'happy International Women's Day to all ma hoes!!!'

He also hosts social media sessions with his supporters and detractors, once suggesting Sunrise presenters who criticised him 'are just mad that no men would touch them with a 10 foot pole.'

Mr Tostee also accepted an offer to appear on 60 Minutes, for which he was reportedly paid $250,000, though this has never been confirmed.

- Daily Mail

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