OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney charged with murdering her boyfriend in their Miami apartment – NBC 6 South Florida
An OnlyFans and Instagram model with a large following on social media is now facing a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend in their Miami high-rise in April, officials said.
Courtney Clenney, 26, was arrested in Hawaii on Wednesday and will be extradited to Miami-Dade to face a second-degree murder charge, the Hawaii Police Department said in a statement.
The charges stem from the April 3 stabbing death of 27-year-old Christian Toby Obumseli at the One Paraiso condominium on 7th Avenue northeast in Edgewater.
Video obtained by TMZ showed a woman, believed to be Clenney, covered in blood and surrounded by police responding to the apartment after the stabbing.
Officials said a woman was arrested at the scene and later taken for a mental health assessment.
Clenney’s defense attorney, Frank Prieto, said in a statement to NBC 6 that Clenney acted in self-defense.
“Obumseli attacked and strangled her that night; Courtney had no choice but to meet force with force,” Prieto said in part. “Furthermore, we are disappointed that the State’s Attorney has requested an arrest warrant in this case; we have been cooperating with the investigation from the beginning with the State and the City of Miami Police Department. We have always offered to surrender if any charges are filed against us in an effort to begin the legal process to have her cleared of the charges.”
Prieto added that Clenney was in Hawaii for drug addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder rehab.
“Courtney was seeking treatment for her PTSD and issues related to this case and it is an absolute injustice to charge a victim of domestic violence and human trafficking with a crime; Courtney was clearly defending herself,” he said. -he declares. “We will vigorously defend Courtney and clear her of this baseless and baseless charge.”
Miami-Dade State’s Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle and Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales were scheduled to announce the charges at a press conference Thursday afternoon.
Friends said Obumseli and Clenney moved into a unit in the luxury building after moving from Texas to South Florida in the past two years.
In a statement shortly after Obumseli’s murder, Prieto said the two men had a “tumultuous relationship” and that Clenney was “a victim of physical, emotional and mental abuse at the hands of Obumseli.”
Clenney used to be Courtney Tailor on social media and has over 2 million Instagram followers.
Shortly after the murder, Obumseli’s family traveled to Miami from Texas in search of answers.
“We have no reason to believe this is self-defense,” cousin Karen Egbuna said at the time. “He’s one of the youngest in the family, he’s loved, he’s kind, he’s caring, he’s soft-spoken, the idea that this is somehow justified is unthinkable. .”
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Jeffrey Obumseli said his brother had been a star athlete and captain of his high school football team and had a bright future.
“My brother was so caring, my inspiration, an inspiration to others,” he said. “He was a friend to everyone, very caring, funny, very bright, he had big dreams.”