A DISAGREEMENT with his brother-in-law led Australian diplomat Julian Simpson to propose a “trust game” that saw him accidentally plunge five storeys to his death in New York City early Wednesday morning.
A clearer picture has emerged of the events that led to the 30-year-old falling off the roof his apartment in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Mr Simpson, his wife Lauren Waugh, and her brother James Waugh were partying in Manhattan with a group of about 10 on Tuesday night, celebrating the Yes vote in Australia’s same-sex marriage survey.
In the early hours of Wednesday morning, the party — who had been drinking heavily — went up to the roof of Mr Simpson’s building to see the Empire State Building lit up in rainbow colours in celebration of the affirmative result.
Police said the brother-in-law became angry when Mr Simpson scared Mr Waugh’s wife by spinning her around by the arms on...
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