OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney, 26, deserves LIFE in prison for ‘stabbing her boyfriend to death’, victim’s distraught family says – as she’s extradited from Hawaii to Florida to face murder charges
- Family of Christian Obumseli, 27, who was allegedly killed by OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney, 26, have said that she should spend the rest of her life in jail
- Clenney agreed to waive her extradition hearing in Hawaii and return to Florida on Friday to face second-degree murder charges
- She insisted she stabbed Obumseli in self-defense after he grabbed her throat
- Obumseli was stabbed in the chest and officers found large pools of blood in the Miami apartment, but released Clenney as they believed it to be self-defense
- On Thursday, prosecutors released footage from February 21 showing Clenney attacking Obumseli in an elevator months before his death
- Clip was released by prosecutors as they dumped evidence against Clenney
OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney deserves to spend the rest of her life rotting in jail for stabbing her boyfriend to death, his distraught family has claimed.
The model, 26, should never get out of prison for killing Christian Obumseli, 27, at their apartment in Miami, a lawyer for his relatives said on their behalf.
He said their faith in the justice system had been restored after she was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Hawaii four months after his death.
Clenney allegedly stabbed her boyfriend in the chest at their luxury apartment in the One Paraiso building in Edgewater, Miami, on April 3.
But she insisted that she stabbed Obumseli in self-defense after he grabbed her by the throat.
The model was detained at a rehab center on Hawaii’s Big Island on Wednesday, where she was being treated for substance abuse and PTSD.
26 year-old Courtney Taylor Clenney is pictured in court in Hawaii on Friday before her extradition to Florida on charges of second degree murder over the killing of Christian Obumseli, 27
The family of Christian Obumseli, 27, who was allegedly killed by OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney, 26, have said that she should spend the rest of her life in jail
Larry Handfield, Obumseli’s family lawyer told TMZ their faith in justice had been restored following Clenney’s arrest and indictment.
Hadfield said he had long reassured the Obumseli family how they would get justice for Christian.
He pushed Miami police to reopen the investigation telling the Miami Herald how police visited the pair four times for domestic violence calls.
On Friday, Christian’s brother Jeffrey shared his thoughts on her arrest in an Instagram post.
‘Despite the disregard and injustice my family experienced, the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office arrest and charging of Courtney Clenney for the murder of my brother Christian Tobechukwu Obumseli on April 3, 2022 is progress. Her arrest, although delayed for 129 days, brings us one step closer to justice,’ he began.
‘The SAO’s investigation supports what we’ve said from the beginning. This was not an act of self defense. Toby was a victim of domestic violence. He was unarmed when Clenney brutally stabbed him in the chest from behind,’ Jeffrey Obumseli wrote.
Christian Obumseli, left, and brother Jeffrey Obumseli are seen in a post by Jeffrey on Christian’s Instagram page
‘I was filled with heavy emotion after the report uncovered that Clenney spoke to her mother twice on the phone for over 13 minutes.
‘As my brother bled out on the floor, she waited 13 minutes, and to Toby a LIFETIME before she called 911…13 whole minutes.
‘Toby did not have to die. His killing warrants equal justice under the law,’ he continued.
‘On behalf of the Obumseli family, thank you to everyone who continues to support, fight, and pray for us throughout this tragedy.
‘The support carried me through the darkest time. Clenney’s arrest is a small collective victory in an ongoing fight for justice for Toby and fights against both domestic abuse and systemic racism.
‘I’d truly give anything in the world to have Toby alive today. He didn’t deserve this and no one else does.’
On Friday, Courtney Taylor Clenney (pictured with her lawyer) agreed to be extradited from Hawaii back to Florida
Courtney Clenney in photos from her Instagram page which is still active
Clenney was seen in court in Hawaii on Thursday and agreed to be extradited to Florida, where she will be tried in Obumseli’s stabbing death.
She attended court dressed in a black tank top and floral pants, and waived her right to an extradition hearing before agreeing to go back to Florida.
The model had been detained at a rehab center on Hawaii’s Big Island last Wednesday, where she was being treated for substance abuse and PTSD.
Clenney insisted she stabbed Obumseli in self-defense after he grabbed her by the throat.
Clenney’s attorney, Frank Prieto, has claimed that she acted in self-defense when Obumseli attacked her after stalking her for several weeks.
The Instagram star was forced to stab Obumseli after he attacked her Prieto said. The pair had been dating for less than two years and were in a ‘tumultuous’ relationship, he said.
Prieto also claimed that Obumseli was the abusive partner in the relationship.
‘Obumseli was the abuser, the worst kind of abuser,’ he said in a statement to The Post.
‘He would manipulate and abuse Courtney in private when he thought nobody was around.’
On Friday, horrific footage was released which shows Clenney launching a blistering attack Obumseli just two months prior to his death.
She pounded the elevator’s touch screen before slapping him and pulling his hair as he desperately tried to fend off her blows.
The footage was released by prosecutors who dumped a mound of evidence they had found against Clenney.
It included allegations the couple, who had been together two years, had broken up multiple times between January and the start of April this year.
She had allegedly kicked him out of their luxury apartment in the last week of March, just days before she killed him.
Meanwhile the documents also told how they would have furious rows when they lived in Austin, Texas, with her allegedly flinging a huge painting from their balcony.
And they appear to dismiss the model’s claim she threw the knife across the room from over 10ft away, saying it had been up close and personal.
Clenney was found by cops coated in blood in her Miami condo but was released because it was thought she had acted in self defense.
The horrific footage shows Courtney Clenney, 26, launch a blistering attack on Christian Obumseli, 27, two months before she killed him in Miami
She pounded the touch screen before slapping him and pulling his hair as he desperately tried to fend off her blows
She jumped up and grabbed his hair from behind, wrenching his head backwards before punching him in the side of the head
A search for her exclusive content shows that it is ‘no longer available’ but her Instagram account – with two million followers – remains online
Clenney allegedly stabbed Obumseli (pictured together) to death at their luxury apartment in the One Paraiso building in Edgewater, Miami, on April 3
Clenney’s lawyer has claimed Obumseli was the abusive partner in their relationship
Courtney Clenney (pictured in a police mugshot), 26, appears to have removed the page despite posting X-rated content since she killed Christian Obumseli, 27, in April
The minutes-long video shows the couple enter the elevator as Clenney bashed on the touch screen to chose a floor.
Obumseli appeared to try to calm her down but she turned to him and slapped him and pushed him multiple times in a brutal assault.
She jumped up and grabbed his hair from behind, wrenching his head backwards before punching him in the side of the head.
The victim tucked her under his arm and tried to restrain her before pressing the elevator button for their floor.
But she continued to launch repeated attacks on him as he tried to block her vicious blows.
Clenney kept up her attack even as the doors opened and they spilled out into the corridor while appearing to shout at each other.
The victim tucked her under his arm and tried to restrain her before pressing the elevator button for their floor
But she continued to launch repeated attacks on him as he tried to block her vicious blows
Clenney kept up her attack even as the doors opened and they spilled out into the corridor while appearing to shout at each other
The footage was disclosed in unsealed documents from Miami-Dade prosecutors as they dropped a heap of evidence in their murder case against the model.
It outlines the couple’s turbulent relationship, saying they had broken up multiple times since they moved to a 22nd floor condo in Miami in January.
They spoke to witnesses who told how they would loudly row into the night, with so many neighbors complaining about them an eviction notice was sought.
When they broke up in March and Clenney booted her boyfriend out of the apartment, Clenney’s mother Deborah came to stay with her.
The couple ‘rekindled their relationship’ on April 1 and he moved back in, but the arrest warrant says ‘arguments began almost immediately’.
Cops were called that night and Clenney ‘appeared intoxicated’, though no arrests were made.
Two days later, the day Obumseli died, it had ‘began peacefully’, with the couple ‘playing with their dogs at home.
The victim went to Subway to buy them both sandwiches at 1.15pm and got back at 4.32pm.
Clenney had just posted a new video on Instagram, and prosecutors think the stabbing occurred in the 13 minutes after her boyfriend returned.
The model was arrested at a rehab clinic – where she was seeking help for substance abuse and PTSD – in Laupahoehoe yesterday morning
Clenney is shown on April 3 after stabbing Obumseli on the balcony of their home
A search for her OnlyFans account – which was under the name Courtney Tailor – yielded no results while a link on her website forwarded to an unavailable page
Her Instagram account remains active but she has not shared any images on it for 19 weeks
The young couple had recently moved together from Austin, where they met, to Miami
She was thought to have been on the phone to her mom, who said she heard her daughter arguing with Obumseli and claim he was ‘lying’.
The model called cops at 4.57pm to report the stabbing, and could be heard saying: ‘I’m so sorry baby.’
The warrant added: ‘On that call, the victim can be heard in the background repeatedly saying he is dying and cannot feel his arm.
‘The amount of blood throughout the condominium at different levels, including two large pools, evidences the victim was bleeding for an extended period before police arrived.’
The document goes on to claim her mother texted her to tell her to mention ‘self-defense’ and ‘advised her to not say anything to investigators without an attorney’.
But Clenney went on to talk to the cops, arguing she grabbed the knife because Obumseli pinned her against a wall by her throat.
Yet detectives pointed out in the document there were no injuries on her and ‘at no time did [she] claim the victim was armed with any type of weapon’.
Chief Medical Examiner Kenneth Hutchins also poured scorn on her claim she had thrown the knife, saying: ‘I do not think that this was… I don’t know.
He added: ‘I really don’t know if this was justified at all.’ The knife wound penetrated his chest for eight centimeters and was pointed slightly downwards.
State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said: ‘The violent and toxic two-year relationship of Christian Obumbeli and Courtney Clenney did not have to end in tragedy with Christian’s murder as a victim of domestic violence.’
Obumseli’s family do not believe that he was threatening to harm his girlfriend Clenney
Chenney is pictured looking disheveled in a 2020 mugshot after she was landed in court for DUI
Meanwhile witnesses revealed how the couple’s time living together in Austin was also turbulent.
Aidan Nevisky, who lived on the floor below them, reported loud arguments erupting frequently a few years ago.
He told the Herald: ‘You could hear her throwing glasses, smashing objects. Everyone on the 10th and 11th floors could hear them. They were not quiet.’
He said in one furious row Clenney appeared to have chucked a huge painting of a tiger off the balcony, which blew on to his below.
Cops in Hawaii detained Clenney on Wednesday morning ahead of extradition back to Miami. She has been charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.
Her lawyer said: ‘I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged.’
The attorney, Frank Prieto, added in a statement: ‘We look forward to clearing her name in court.’
Prieto said that Clenney had been forced to stab Obumseli after he grabbed her by the throat.
The model was later caught on video covered in blood on her high-rise balcony just after the incident.
Clenney was taken into custody under Florida’s Baker Act, which protects people at risk of suicide or mental health crisis, but was freed without charge.
Obumseli’s brother in April was livid she was not being charged, saying it was ‘because of her ‘privilege’ as a ‘wealthy white woman’.
Jeffrey wrote on Instagram the family do not believe Clenney and demanded she be charged with killing the brother he called Toby.
He said: ‘Within 24 hours following Toby’s death, the detective on the case prematurely concluded this was not a crime of violence.’
The victim’s brother also slammed Clenney for videos that emerged following the incident that showed her kissing her dogs and ordering drinks at the hotel bar.
He continued: ‘We’ve seen videos of Courtney kissing her dogs while covered in what we believe to be my brother’s blood and casually getting drinks at a hotel bar days later while my brother lays in the morgue.’
He was referring to videos that show Clenney at Miami’s Grand Beach hotel days after her boyfriend’s death.
Clenney was spotted at a Miami hotel bar days after the killing, trying to have a drink with her father
Clenney and her father were chased out of the bar by the woman who said she had ‘just killed her boyfriend’. Her attorney says they were trying to pick up a drink and go to the beach
Obumseli’s family has raised more than $72,000 on a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral and to bring his body home to Texas
Her attorney pushed back against this claim saying: ‘The statement about Courtney ‘casually getting drinks’ is absolutely false.
‘Courtney was not ”casually getting drinks at a hotel bar”. Courtney was sitting at an unattended table in the hotel lobby area that also has a bar.’
Prieto added her father was in town and they were having drinks then left because a ‘woman was berating them for no reason’.
Obumseli’s family from Austin, Texas, continues to demand answers. They also raised more than $83,000 via a GoFundMe.
On their page, they say he was the victim of a ‘heinous act of violence.’
It says: ‘Christian Toby Obumseli was murdered in Florida a week before his 28th birthday. It is unconscionable to make sense of our new reality.
‘That someone’s selfish act ripped Christian away from this world. It is not enough to say we are shocked and hurting – we are utterly devastated.
‘His murder leaves many unanswered questions and creates a void that can never be fixed or filled. Not even with time.
‘Christian was extremely compassionate with a desire always to uplift those around him. He did not deserve for his life to be cut short by a heinous act of violence.’
The couple’s friends have given conflicting reports on who was abusive during their turbulent relationship.
Some said they never saw Obumseli being violent with his girlfriend, but they had seen her hit him.
One of the couple’s friends Ashley Vaughn said: ‘We’ve seen her hit him. I’ve never seen him hit her.’
She told Local 10 : ‘From what we’ve personally experienced between the both of them, we believe that Christian wouldn’t put her in a position where she would need to stab him to protect herself.’
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