MIAMI (WSVN) - Popular OnlyFans and Instagram model Courtney Clenney has been arrested for the murder of her boyfriend.
She was charged, Wednesday, with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon for the stabbing death of Christian “Toby” Obumseli, back on April 3, after some sort of fight.
On Thursday, police released her arrest warrant to the public. The document that stated, ‘prior incidents with the model being physically violent with the victim’ ultimately led to her arrest. Also within the arrest warrant, she was heard saying, ‘I’m so sorry, baby.’
Neighbors of the 26-year-old in the luxurious One Paraiso condo were in shock by the news of Clenney.
“I think everyone is in shock,” said a neighbor. “Actually, like, flabbergasted.”
Sources told 7News, Clenney, whose stage name is Courtney Tailor, was booked in Hawaii and will soon be brought back to Miami-Dade to face charges connected to the killing.
Her arrest was confirmed Wednesday afternoon by her Miami defense lawyer, Frank Prieto, who said she had been in Hawaii while in rehabilitation for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Prieto provided 7News a statement reading:
“We are completely shocked at Courtney’s arrest based upon the clear evidence of self-defense in this matter. Obumseli attacked her and choked her that evening; Courtney had no choice but to meet force with force. Further, we are disappointed that the State Attorney sought an arrest warrant in this matter; we have cooperated with the investigation from the beginning with both the State and the City of Miami Police Department. We have always offered to self-surrender if charges were filed in an effort to begin the legal process of clearing her of the charges.
Courtney was seeking treatment for her PTSD and related issues to this case and it is an absolute injustice to charge a victim of domestic violence and human trafficking with a crime; Courtney was clearly defending herself. We will vigorously defend Courtney and clear her of this unfounded and baseless charge.”
Obumseli worked in cryptocurrency, and his family has been outspoken in calling for Clenney’s arrest.
Obumseli’s family traveled to Miami after learning of his death from the Miami-Dade medical examiner’s office and not Miami Police, which they said made their unbearable pain even worse.
“My brother was so caring. My inspiration, an inspiration to others, funny, very bright. He had big dreams,” said Jeffery Obumseli.
“We’re hurting right now, deeply,” said Karen Egbuna, Obumseli’s cousin.
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office will hold a press conference on Thursday to discuss details of what led to the arrest and will unseal the arrest affidavit.
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