The OnlyFans star accused of killing her boyfriend was denied bond on in her first courtroom look since being extradited from Hawaii to Florida.
Courtney Clenney, 26, was returned to jail after her Miami-Dade listening to on Saturday. She faces second-degree murder prices for fatally stabbing her boyfriend Christian Obumseli, 27, within the chest whereas the 2 argued on April 3.
Clenney has claimed the stabbing happened in self protection, and her legal professional Frank Prieto argued she ought to obtain manslaughter prices and be provided bond, in keeping with CBS Miami.
‘I really feel it is vital that the courtroom be made conscious that that warrant that choose signed that he did discover possible trigger nevertheless,’ Prieto mentioned, ‘There’s not possible trigger for second-degree murder… at finest it is manslaughter.’
However Decide Jacqueline Woodward mentioned she was not acquainted sufficient with the case to make a ruling, and that doing so may very well be unfair to Clenney. In abstaining from making a choice, Clenney’s murder prices and lack of bond remained unchanged. Her subsequent scheduled courtroom look is her September 6 arraignment.
Courtney Clenney, 26, was returned to jail after her Miami-Dade listening to on Saturday. She faces second-degree murder prices for fatally stabbing her boyfriend Christian Obumseli, 27, within the chest whereas the 2 argued on April 3
Christian Obumseli (above) was stabbed to dying on April 3 within the Miami condominium he shared with Clenney
To bolster her self-defense story, Clenney’s legal professional beforehand requested that Obumseli’s corpse be dug up and inspected by a health worker.
Miami Legal professional Katherine Fernandez mentioned Clenney claimed to have stabbed Obumseli within the chest after he grabbed her by the throat at their luxurious condominium within the One Paraiso constructing in Edgewater, Miami in April, in keeping with the Miami Herald.
Clenney mentioned she threw the knife at her boyfriend from greater than 10 ft away, however Fernandez mentioned the post-mortem revealed a deep wound that would solely be achieved at an in depth distance.
The OnlyFans mannequin was quickly arrested after cops discovered her coated in blood on her balcony, however was later launched as a result of they believed she had acted in self-defense.
Till her arrest earlier this month she has been on Hawaii’s Massive Island the place she was being handled for substance abuse and PTSD.
Clenney is proven on April third after allegedly stabbing Obumseli on the balcony of their dwelling. She is roofed in blood as her canine appears to be like at her
Frank Prieto, Clenney’s legal professional, counsel that she is harmless and acted in self protection after her boyfriend grabbed her by the throat
Miami Legal professional Katherine Fernandez debunked Clenney’s declare that she stabbed him from a distance after an post-mortem revealed in any other case
Obumseli’s physique was buried in Texas following his dying. The 27-year-old’s household legal professional, Larry Handfield, mentioned the hassle from Clenney’s legal professional is ‘an act of desperation,’ and to dig up the physique would go in opposition to the household’s non secular values.
Prieto additionally requested to halt the discharge of proof in opposition to Clenney with out the choose’s first preliminary inspection of the fabric.
The movement got here after the discharge of elevator footage from the couple’s Miami condominium that confirmed the mannequin viciously punch and kick Obumseli two months earlier than his dying.
Within the footage Clenney may very well be seen slapping and pulling Obumseli’s hair as he desperately tried to fend off her blows.
The horrific footage reveals Courtney Clenney, 26, launch a blistering assault on Christian Obumseli, 27, two months earlier than she killed him in Miami
She jumped up and grabbed his hair from behind, wrenching his head backwards earlier than punching him within the facet of the top
The 27-year-old’s household legal professional, Larry Handfield, says the hassle for Clenney’s legal professional to request his physique to be dug up is ‘an act of desperation,’ and to take action would go in opposition to the household’s non secular values
Clenney and Obumseli had been courting lower than two years, and their relationship was tumultuous.
She was arrested for home battery in Las Vegas, and police had been known as to their dwelling in Austin, Texas, on a number of events.
The pair moved to Miami originally of the yr and workers and residents on the One Paraiso constructing the place they lived reported a number of home disturbance complaints in regards to the couple, and had even moved to evict them.
Clenney and her legal professional’s declare she was pressured to stab Obumseli after he grabbed her by the throat on April 3.
Employees and residents on the One Paraiso constructing the place they lived reported a number of home disturbance complaints in regards to the couple
Obumseli’s brother in April was angered by her not being charged instantly over his dying, saying it was ‘as a result of of her ‘privilege’ as a ‘rich white girl’ and never as a result of of her self-defense declare.
However in an announcement posted to Instagram, the sufferer’s brother, Jeffrey Obumseli – and his household – wrote that they don’t imagine Clenney and demand that she be charged with killing the brother he known as Toby.
The mannequin was caught on video coated with blood on her high-rise balcony simply after the killing.
‘The underside line is inextricably clear: Courtney is being handled in another way as a result of of her privilege as a rich White girl,’ Jeffrey Obumseli wrote on Instagram.
‘Inside 24 hours following Toby’s dying, the detective on the case prematurely concluded this was not a criminal offense of violence.’
Obumseli’s household from Austin, Texas, continues to demand solutions. His household is elevating Money for him on GoFundMe.
On their web page, they are saying he was the sufferer of a ‘heinous act of violence.’
‘Christian Toby Obumseli was murdered in Florida every week earlier than his twenty eighth birthday. It’s unconscionable to make sense of our new actuality.
‘That somebody’s egocentric act ripped Christian away from this world. It’s not sufficient to say we’re shocked and hurting – we’re completely devastated.
‘His murder leaves many unanswered questions and creates a void that may by no means be fastened or stuffed. Not even with time.
‘Christian was extraordinarily compassionate with a want at all times to uplift these round him. He didn’t deserve for his life to be lower quick by a heinous act of violence,’ it reads.
Clenney mentioned she threw the knife at her boyfriend from greater than 10 ft away, however Fernandez mentioned the post-mortem revealed a deep wound that would solely be achieved at an in depth distance
Jeffrey Obumseli, the brother of slain Christian Tobechukwu ‘Toby’ Obumseli, claimed in April that the sufferer’s OnlyFans girlfriend was not charged in his dying as a result of of her ‘privilege’ as a ‘rich white girl’ and never as a result of of her self-defense declare
In an announcement posted to Instagram in April, the sufferer’s brother, Jeffrey Obumseli – and his household – wrote that they don’t believer Clenney and demand that she be charged with his murder
All through the investigation, Clenney was posting X-rated content material on her OnlyFans web page since allegedly killing her boyfriend.
X-rated content material had appeared on her website a day after she killed Obumseli however it’s unclear if it had been scheduled to go reside earlier than the incident.
Almost a day after her arrest, Clenney’s web page was taken down.
Her Instagram account stays lively however she has not shared any photographs for 19 weeks.
The final submit confirmed her in a skimpy pink costume in Miami with the caption: ‘My face fascinated by a recent set of talons… what colour ought to I get?’