MIAMI – Courtney Clenney made her first look in a Miami-Dade courtroom Saturday morning, following her extradition to South Florida.
The 26-year-old OnlyFans model was arrested earlier this month in Hawaii, 4 months after she fatally stabbed her boyfriend, 27-year-old Christian Obumseli, at their luxurious residence in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood.
Clenney has claimed the stabbing was in self-defense.
Following her arrest, prosecutors launched video of Clenney repeatedly hitting Obumseli in an elevator two months earlier than the stabbing.
Dealing with Miami-Dade Judge Jacqueline Woodward Saturday, Clenney’s protection workforce argued there was no possible trigger for a second-degree murder charge.
As a substitute, they argued Clenney ought to face a manslaughter charge, saying the state cherry-picked textual content messages of their discovering of possible trigger and that Clenney did have some bruising.
“The detective also indicated there were no signs of bruising that were consistent with Miss Clenney,” her legal professional stated. “I was at the homicide unit and I have photographs of her bruising.”
Prosecutors argued this was inappropriate to talk about at a primary look and stated Clenney’s attorneys ought to as an alternative file a movement.
Woodward stated she didn’t need to intervene within the case since she was not acquainted with it and there was possible trigger discovered since she was arrested on a warrant.
“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,” Woodward stated. “It should be a judge who knows a little bit more about your case.”
Woodward ordered that Clenney proceed to be held in custody with out bond.
Clenney’s arraignment is ready for Sept. 6, until her attorneys request an earlier date.
She faces up to life in jail if convicted.
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