Miami prosecutors unveiled video footage on Thursday that confirmed an OnlyFans star preventing together with her boyfriend in an elevator simply two months earlier than fatally stabbing him in the chest.
Courtney Clenney, who boasts 2 million followers on Instagram, shall be extradited to South Florida after her arrest in Hawaii this week on second-degree homicide prices.
Miami-Dade County State Attorney Kathie Fernandez-Rundle stated at a press convention saying the fees Thursday that Clenney stabbed Christian Obumseli at shut vary throughout a battle at their luxurious condo on April 3.
Fernandez-Rundle stated the pair had a “tempestuous” relationship that turned so disruptive to residents within the condo constructing that managers had been pursuing their eviction.
To show Clenney’s capability for violence, Fernandez-Rundle performed a video from February exhibiting the pair scuffling in an elevator that opened instantly into their condo.
“It definitely seems that the defendant was aggressively attacking Christian,” Fernandez-Rundle stated.
Clenney’s legal professional, Frank Prieto, maintains that she stabbed Obumseli in self-defense after he shoved her to the bottom.
Fernandez-Rundle stated the couple’s fixed warring had led to a brief separation in March whereas Clenney’s mom got here to stick with her within the condo.
But simply two days earlier than the deadly confrontation, the pair reconciled and Obumseli moved again in.
“The arguments started nearly instantly,” she stated, including that cops responded to the condo and located Clenney intoxicated.
Two days later, Fernadez-Rundle stated the couple had a comparatively tranquil morning and recorded a video taking part in with their canine. Obumseli later left to get them sandwiches.
Clenney then went dwell on Instagram as Obumseli returned house at 4:33 p.m. that Sunday earlier than they started arguing as soon as once more.
Clenney later claimed to investigators that she grabbed a knife after Obumseli threw her right down to the ground and chucked it at him from a distance of 10 toes.
But Fernandez-Rundle stated the proof didn’t assist that declare — and that she had stabbed him within the chest at shut vary. Obumseli was by no means armed.
Records present that the mannequin referred to as her mom twice earlier than calling 911 at 4:57 p.m., the prosecutor stated. Obumseli may very well be heard on the 911 name “repeatedly saying that he was dying,” Fernandez-Rundle stated.
She added that Obumseli was a sufferer of “home violence” — and that males are sometimes unwilling to come back ahead to report their abuse.
Clenney had been getting remedy for PTSD stemming from the case in Hawaii earlier than her arrest.
“We are fully shocked at Courtney’s arrest primarily based upon the clear proof of self-defense on this matter,” Prieto stated Thursday. “Obumseli attacked her and choked her that night; Courtney had no alternative however to fulfill pressure with pressure.”
Larry Handfield, a lawyer for the Obumseli household, had initially argued that investigators prematurely deemed the stabbing a case of self-defense and pushed for a extra thorough probe.
Joined at Thursday’s press convention by Obumseli’s brother and cousin, Handfield lauded the arrest.
“We all the time believed that with a radical and honest investigation that at the present time would come into actuality,” he stated. “This is such a aid for the household. But it provides restored hope that regardless that delayed, justice will nonetheless come.”
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