Courtney Clenney, 25, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly stabbing her estranged boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, 27. Clenney is awaiting extradition to Florida where she will face a second-degree murder charge, according to the the Miami Herald.
Clenney was at a rehabilitation center for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder., Prieto said. “I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,” he told the Herald, via the New York Post. “We look forward to clearing her name in court.” The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office later confirmed Clenney was charged and a news conference on the case was scheduled for Thursday afternoon.
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Social media star Clenny allegedly stabbed her boyfriend Obumseli after a fight in their Miami apartment on April 3. Obumseli was stalking Clenny for weeks and grabbed her by the throat during the fight, Pietro said. The two were estranged at the time and dated for less than two years.. TMZ published a video appearing to show Clenney covered in blood and in handcuffs after the altercation.
After Obumseli’s death, Miami police said that Clenney acted in self-defense. However, Obumseli’s family asked the police to look into the case again.. The family’s lawyer, Larry Handfield, told the New York Post in late April that they believed police prematurely cleared Clenney because she has “blonde hair and blue eyes.” According to Handfield, new witnesses have come forward, including an ex-boyfriend of Clenney’s who claims she once stabbed him during a fight.
“All the family wants is an objective, fair investigation,” Handfield told the Post on April 27. “The family just wants to be treated like anyone else would be treated.” Obumseli also had no criminal record, Handfield pointed out.
Clenney and Obumseli’s neighbors told some media outlets in April that they had a difficult relationship. Some said Clenney was often violent, and another neighbor told a local TV station they saw Obumseli throw a punch during a fight. Hadfield said police were called to their apartment at least four times for alleged domestic violence, but Obumseli was never arrested. Clenney also never pressed charges against Ombuseli.
Clenney had an open warrant for public intoxication from 2015 in California. Clenney was also due in court for a 2020 DUI charge in Texas at the time of the killing. Officials have also said that Clenney was suicidal after Obumseli’s death and was placed in a mental institution.