OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney was arrested for her boyfriend’s murder four months after fatally stabbing him during a domestic dispute in their Miami home.
Clenney, 26, was arrested in Hawaii for second-degree murder with deadly weapon on Wednesday, where her lawyer claimed she was in treatment facility for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
She will be transferred back to Florida to stand trial for allegedly stabbing boyfriend of two years, Christian Obumseli, 27, at their Miami apartment during a domestic dispute on April 3, despite her claim that the act was in self-defense.
Clenney and Obumseli had a tumultuous relationship that was plagued by repeated breakups and documented domestic disputes. She was arrested for domestic battery in Las Vegas in January 2021, and police responded to calls at their Austin, Texas home multiple times.
Despite only living at their new Miami apartment for mere months, the couple was on the verge of eviction over the volume of disturbance complaints by their neighbors over their fights, and police were called to their apartment two days before Obumseli’s murder.
At a Thursday press conference, Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathie Fernandez Rundle revealed video surveillance of Clenney pummeling Obumseli in their apartment building’s elevator on Feb. 21.
She described the relationship as “extremely tempestuous and combative,” and explained Clenney’s claim that she threw the 3 ½ inch that fatally punctured Obumseli’s subclavian artery from ten feet away had been disproved by the medical examiner.
During the 911 call, Obumseli could be heard saying that he was dying, as Clenney apologized to him. When police arrived minutes later, he was dead and she was holding his body.
Texts from Clenney’s mother, who she was believed to be on the phone with during the time of the murder, warned the Instagram influencer to “not to say anything to investigators without an attorney,” and to claim “self-defense.”
Clenney’s lawyer, Frank Prieto, said he was looking forward to “clearing her name in court.”
“I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,” he added.