A 26-year-old OnlyFans mannequin and social Media influencer charged with murdering her boyfriend has been denied bond, based on court docket data.
Courtney Clenney, identified Online as Courtney Tailor, was arrested and charged this month with second-degree homicide of 27-year-old Christian “Toby” Obumseli, the mannequin’s boyfriend. Obumseli was discovered stabbed to demise inside a luxurious apartment in Miami on April 3.
Arguing earlier than Choose Jacqueline Woodward in a Miami courtroom on Saturday morning, Clenney legal professional Frank Prieto stated there’s not sufficient proof for his consumer to be hit with a homicide cost and requested for Clenney to be launched on bail pending trial, Fox News reported.
“At best it’s manslaughter,” Prieto advised Choose Woodward.
“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,” the choose stated within the courtroom. “It should be a judge who knows a little bit more about your case.”
Following the incident, the mannequin’s authorized workforce has claimed Clenney was performing in self-defense and was choked on the night time Obumseli died.
“Obumseli attacked her and choked her that evening; Courtney had no choice but to meet force with force,” Prieto has stated.
Clenney was reportedly heard on the 911 name from the night time of the incident saying, “I’m so sorry, baby,” whereas Obumseli stated he felt like he was dying and was shedding feeling in his arms.
“I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,” Prieto advised the Miami Herald, following his consumer’s arrest. “We look forward to clearing her name in court.”
Obumseli’s household says Clenney was not performing in self-defense, denying any allegation that the 27-year-old was violent together with his girlfriend of two years.
“We have no cause to believe that this was a case of self-defense,” stated Karen Egbuna, Obumseli’s cousin. “Toby was raised by a very strong family with strong morals, strong values, he does not come from that.”
Larry Handfield, a lawyer repressing the Obumseli household, has claimed the delay in Clenney’s arrest is about race.
“We believe it is white privilege, because any other person would’ve been arrested,” Handfield advised Rolling Stone in April.
Authorities in current weeks have responded to the delay, saying they needed to get the proof so as, and solely have one shot to get the case proper.
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