OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney has been charged with murder after the stabbing death of her estranged boyfriend at their Miami apartment earlier this year, according to reports.
The 25-year-old influencer, who goes by Courtney Tailor on social media, was arrested in Hawaii on Wednesday and is currently awaiting extradition to Florida, where she’ll face a second-degree murder charge for allegedly killing 27-year-old Christian Obumseli in April, her defence attorney, Frank Prieto, confirmed to the Miami Herald.
Clenney had been at a rehab facility in Hawaii for substance abuse and post traumatic disorder when she was picked up by police, her attorney said.
“I’m completely shocked, especially since we were co-operating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,” Prieto told the paper. “We look forward to clearing her name in court.”
The model’s arrest comes more almost four months after prosecutors reopened a probe into the fatal stabbing, the New York Post reported.
Clenney, who has 2 million followers on Instagram, allegedly stabbed Obumseli in the chest on April 3 following a fight at their luxury apartment building in Miami’s ritzy Edgewater neighbourhood.
Her attorney has claimed that Clenney acted in self-defence when Obumseil attacked her after stalking her for several weeks.
The Instagram star was forced to stab Obumseli after he grabbed her by the throat, Prieto said.
The couple, who had been dating for less than two years, were estranged at the time, the attorney added.
Video from the scene obtained by TMZ showed Clenney handcuffed and drenched in blood in a bra after the gruesome fight.
According to the Herald, the pair had been living together for a few months at the apartment building, where staff noted multiple domestic incidents and even tried to evict them.
Lawyer Larry Handfield, who represents Obumseli’s family, pushed police to reopen the investigation. He said that cops visited the couple on at least four occasions for domestic calls and noted Obumseli was never taken into custody or charged.
Handfield also emphasised that Clenney wasn’t taken into custody despite allegedly having an open warrant for a 2015 public intoxication case from California. Clenney also was reportedly due in a Texas court on a 2020 DUI charge at the time of the killing.
The model claimed to be suicidal after the killing of Obumseli and spent time in a mental institution, officials said.
This story was originally published by the New York Post and was reproduced with permission