Two months before she is accused of fatally stabbing her lover with a kitchen knife in Miami, OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney was seen on camera physically abusing him in the elevator of their apartment complex.
On her social media sites, Clenney, 26, goes by the name Courtney Tailor. On Wednesday, she was detained in Hawaii. She is awaiting extradition to Florida, where she will be charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing Christian ‘Toby’ Obumseli, 27, in April.
Just before 5 o’clock on April 3, the OnlyFans celebrity, who has over two million Instagram followers, called the police to report that Obumseli had been stabbed. When police showed there at their condominium in Miami, they discovered Obumseli had been stabbed in the shoulder. After being taken to the hospital, he later passed away from his wounds.
The social media influencer hurled the 3 1/2-inch kitchen knife from a distance of 10 feet, telling officials that she did so out of self-defense. The medical examiner refuted her story and found that throwing it from that far away would not have resulted in the fatal stab wound.
On Thursday, investigators also disclosed that Clenney had been speaking to her mother on the phone when the stabbing occurred. She can be heard saying “I’m sorry, baby,” to Obumseli, before hanging up and contacting 911, according to Fox News.
Clenney was found clutching Obumseli in a pool of coagulated blood when police arrived.
She received a text message from her mother shortly after the stabbing that mentioned “self-defense” and instructed her “not to say anything to detectives without an attorney,” according to the police.
Surveillance footage of the assault was played by Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathie Fernandez Rundle during a press conference Thursday, where a second-degree murder charge against Clenney was announced.
The startling clip shows Clenney launching a vicious attack on Obumseli two months before she allegedly killed him on April 3.
‘The defendant was aggressively attacking Christian,’ Rundle said of the footage taken in February of the couple in an elevator in their luxury apartment building.
Video just released. Showing Courtney Clenney and her boyfriend in elevator. Just over a month later Clenney is now accused of stabbing him to death @WPLGLocal10 pic.twitter.com/weqgKA5vec
— Rosh Lowe (@roshloweWPLG) August 11, 2022
Rundle described the video of the couple in their opulent apartment building’s elevator, filmed in February, as “the defendant was forcefully hitting Christian.”
Before attacking Obumseli, Clenney can be seen pounding elevator buttons in the footage.
Clenney strikes Obumseli frequently, occasionally hitting his head and pulling at his hair.
Despite never taking the initiative, Obumseli may be seen attempting to push Clenney away from him.
Officials in Miami detailed the pair’s often violent and toxic two-year relationship. Police were frequently called to the couple’s prior Austin, Texas, residence throughout their less than two-year relationship, and Clenney had previously been detained for domestic assault in Las Vegas.
Staff personnel was attempting to evict the pair from their most recent Miami apartment after documenting many domestic disturbance reports about them.
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Sources: Dailywire, Nbcnews, Complex