A social Media mannequin accused of murdering her boyfriend of their luxurious Miami condo was behind bars in South Florida Friday after she was extradited from Hawaii.
Courtney Clenney, 26, was booked into the Miami-Dade County jail Friday afternoon on a second-degree homicide cost, data confirmed.
She was being held with out bond.
Clenney was arrested in Hawaii earlier this month to face the homicide cost within the April 3 killing of her boyfriend, 27-year-old Christian Toby Obumseli.
Authorities stated Clenney – who glided by the identify Courtney Tailor on social Media together with OnlyFans and Instagram, the place she has greater than 2 million followers – fatally stabbed Obumseli within the condo they shared within the luxurious One Paraiso rental constructing in Edgewater.
The couple, who had moved to South Florida from Texas in January 2022, had been “involved in an extremely tempestuous and combative relationship” since November 2020, Miami-Dade State Legal professional Katherine Fernandez Rundle stated at a information convention earlier this month.
Fernandez Rundle stated Obumseli had been a sufferer of home violence earlier than Clenney fatally stabbed him.
However Clenney’s legal professional stated she was the sufferer of abuse and stated the stabbing was an act of self-defense.
Shortly after they moved in to One Paraiso, safety and constructing workers started documenting a number of incidents of loud arguments between the couple, with different tenants complaining in regards to the noises, together with some two flooring above them, Fernandez Rundle stated.
Fernandez Rundle confirmed surveillance footage of the couple engaged in a violent encounter within the constructing’s elevator on Feb. 21, a few month after they moved in.
“It certainly appears that the defendant was aggressively attacking Christian,” Fernandez Rundle stated.
Video launched by Miami-Dade State Legal professional Katherine Fernandez-Rundle exhibits a violent encounter in an elevator between Courtney Clenney and Christian Obumseli in February 2022.
However Prieto stated the video would not depict the occasions main as much as what occurred within the elevator.
“It is a shame that the State Attorney’s Office is seeking to win this case in the court of public opinion by showing an irrelevant and likely inadmissible video of Courtney in an elevator getting physical with Obumseli,” his assertion stated.
Prieto stated an preliminary investigation by Miami Police “uncovered an independent witness who saw Obumseli hitting Courtney in the head while he thought he was in the privacy of Courtney’s apartment.”
The couple had apparently damaged up the final week of March, when Clenney kicked Obumseli out of the condo they shared on the Miami high-rise, prosecutors stated.
However the two rekindled their relationship and Obumseli moved again in on April 1, two days earlier than the killing, Fernandez Rundle stated.
Nearly instantly there have been extra arguments, resulting in police responding to their condo that very same day, April 1, Fernandez Rundle stated.
The combating got here to an finish the afternoon of April 3, when Clenney known as 911 to report that Obumseli had been stabbed and wanted Help. He later died from his damage.
Fernandez Rundle stated Clenney admitted to police to having brought on the three-inch stab wound to Obumseli’s chest, however gave inconsistent accounts in regards to the incident.
Clenney advised investigators that Obumseli shoved her in opposition to a wall by her neck, then threw her to the bottom and when he allowed her to rise up, she grabbed a knife from a kitchen, Fernandez Rundle stated.
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She stated that as Obumseli began coming towards her, she threw the knife at him from about 10 ft, Fernandez Rundle stated.
However the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner decided that the knife got here at a downward angle, and stated that throwing it would not have brought on the deadly wound, Fernandez Rundle stated.
In his assertion, Prieto stated the medical expert “has formulated conclusory opinions that will not stand up to scientific scrutiny,” and stated the arrest warrant “contains deceptive and incomplete statements.”
Prieto stated it is a self-defense case and a trial will show it.
“Unfortunately, it appears that the prosecutors have taken ‘the easy way out’ by charging Courtney; effectively placing the decision to clear Courtney of these charges in the hands of the judge and jury,” Prieto stated. “We are confident she will be exonerated, and Courtney will be seen for what she is: a victim of domestic abuse that survived her abuser.”