8 Sep 2014

Surfers murder-accused stays in custody

9:31 pm on 8 September 2014

The man accused of murdering a New Zealand woman who was holidaying in Queensland will remain in custody.

Warriena Wright, known as Rrie.

Warriena Wright, known as Rrie. Photo: Queensland Police

Last month, Warriena Wright, who was 26 and also known as Rrie, died after falling from a balcony at 28-year-old Gable Tostee's 14th floor apartment in Surfers Paradise.

At the Brisbane Supreme Court today, Mr Tostee's lawyer asked for him to be released on bail - but that was denied.

A reporter for the Courier Mail newspaper, Kate Kyriacou, says his lawyer has the chance to apply for bail again.