Gold Coast man and accused killer Gable Tostee has been released from prison on parole after serving six months.
Tostee, a 29, has also returned to social media. The first thing that he posted is a photo of Arnold Schwarznegger captioned “I’m back.”
Tostee served six months out of a 10-month sentence in a New South Wales facility for a drunken high speed chase in last year’s Splendour in the Grass festival in Byron Bay.
He had been out on bail for the alleged murder of Lower Hutt woman Warriena Wright, who was killed after falling from the balcony of his Surfers Paradise apartment on August 8, 2014.
Wright, who met Tostee through dating app Tindr, was in Australia for a wedding. The high speed chase happened two weeks before her death.
On his first day out of prison, Tostee was photographed riding a car with his parents on the Gold Coast.
He also released a lengthy statement on Facebook highlighting how he is being misrepresented by the media. “It has been almost a year since the tragic incident occurred at my apartment and I don’t think I will ever adjust to the nightmarish reality that I wake up with each day,” Tostee started, before discussing his version of the night’s events and the prosecution’s ‘weak’ case.”
“The media has been absolutely disgraceful in its gross misrepresentation and selective reporting of this matter and seems to be more intent on creating a fictional monster and inciting hatred than it does on reporting the truth,” he added.
Tostee is now back in his parents’ home in Carrara. He has a night curfew and is banned from using dating apps like Tindr. His parents have also provided a $200,000 bond as part of the bail conditions.
Tostee is set to return to court in September.