A Miami area Instagram and Onlyfans model has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend.
Courtney Clenney was taken into custody while in Hawaii Wednesday, nearly four months after stabbing 27-year-old Christian Obumseli.
Police were called to an apartment just off Biscayne Boulevard and Northeast 32nd Street on April 3rd, where they found Obumseli suffering from a stab wound to the chest and Clenney’s clothing and skin covered in blood.
Obumseli was taken to an area hospital where he died from his injuries.
Clenney told investigators that she and Obumseli were in a heated argument where he became physically abusive and she was forced to stab him for her own safety.
A neighbor who has a clear view of the condo collaborated with the story, telling Channel 10 news in April that he witnessed Obumseli choking Clenney.
While friends of the couple say the couple had a rocky relationship, many say it was Clenney who could sometimes be physically abusive.
Obumseli’s parents also reported that their son was not abusive.
The case was eventually reopened by the State Attorney’s Office following public outcry and Lawyer Larry Handfield stating that while police were called to the couple’s condo on several occassions, Obumseli was never once taken into custody or charged.
Handfield also stated that despite Clenney having an open warrant for a DUI in California in 2015, she was not taken into custody. He also stated that when the stabbing occurred, Clenney was due in court to face DUI charges in Texas stemming from a 2020 incident.
It is unclear at the time what led authorities to make an arrest, but the State Attorney’s Office plans to hold a news conference Thursday at 2:30 p.m.
According to Clenney’s attorney, Clenney was in Hawaii seeking treatment for PTSD and related issues to this case and they are surprised by the arrest.
“I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,” Frank Prieto told the paper. “We look forward to clearing her name in court.”