THE OnlyFans model accused of stabbing her boyfriend to death has claimed that he bruised her and she or he had been appearing in self-defense.
Courtney Clenney, 26, is used to being in the highlight with over two million followers on OnlyFans underneath the identify Courtney Tailor.
Nonetheless, just lately Clenney has gotten undesirable consideration after being charged with second-degree homicide.
The model was accused of killing her 27-year-old boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, in their Miami condo again in April.
On Saturday, Clenney made her first courtroom look in Miami-Dade County, hoping to get bail.
Her attorneys informed the choose that Clenney ought to solely be dealing with a manslaughter cost and that there isn’t a possible trigger for her to be charged with second-degree homicide.
Nonetheless, prosecutors argued that this was inappropriate to focus on on the first courtroom look.
The choose agreed that it was too early to make these kinds of calls.
“Miss Clenney, your attorneys are here and they’re fighting hard for you, but at this time, I’m not really the judge who should be making these decisions,” Decide Jacqueline Woodward stated.
“It should be a judge who knows a little bit more about your case.”
Woodward finally determined to deny bail and ordered Clenney to proceed to be held in custody with out bond.
They Mentioned, She Mentioned
Clenney’s attorneys stand behind an argument of self-defense.
The model claimed that she threw a knife at Obumseli from a distance, about 10 toes away, the Miami Herald reported, after he pushed her to the bottom.
Her attorneys additionally argued that Obumseli bruised Clenney prior to his homicide and that she was simply attempting to combat him off.
Nonetheless, Miami prosecutors argued that Clenney did stab Obumseli at shut vary and that forensic proof contradicted her claims that stated in any other case because the stab wound was too deep.
The prosecution additionally launched surveillance footage from the condo constructing’s elevator that appeared to present Clenney repeatedly hitting Obumseli, two months earlier than the killing.
Clenney’s lawyer, Frank Prieto informed NBC6 that the medical expert “has formulated conclusory opinions that will not stand up to scientific scrutiny.”
He additionally stated the arrest warrant “contains deceptive and incomplete statements.”
“We are confident she will be exonerated, and Courtney will be seen for what she is: a victim of domestic abuse that survived her abuse,” Prieto stated.
Dig Up The Physique?
The influencer filed a request to dig up Obumseli’s corpse in the hope of proving her innocence.
Clenney and her attorneys needed to show that the model acted in self-defense, however these plans have since been quashed, not less than in the meanwhile.
Prieto informed The U.S. Solar: “Courtney was the victim of abuse here and we wanted our expert to conduct an independent examination; however, our request was withdrawn when we were informed that the decedent was buried in Dallas, TX.”
It’s unclear at this stage whether or not the lawyer plans on refiling for the physique to nonetheless be dug up now they’ve found it’s buried in a unique jurisdiction.
Clenney was arrested 4 months after Obumseli was murdered on August 10.
She was in rehab and remedy for substance abuse in Hawaii however was then extradited to Florida on Friday.
She was been in the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Middle in Miami-Dade County ever since.
Clenney’s arraignment is scheduled for September 6, until her attorneys request an earlier date.