Social media model charged with killing boyfriend in Florida




  • In World
  • 2022-08-11 20:04:50Z
  • By Associated Press
 

MIAMI (AP) - Prosecutors in South Florida announced a second-degree murder charge Thursday against social media model Courtney Clenney related to the fatal stabbing of her live-in boyfriend.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle announced the charge against the 26-year-old model during a news conference. Clenney was arrested Wednesday in Hawaii. Fernandez Rundle said Clenney, who goes by the name Courtney Tailor on platforms like Instagram and OnlyFans, remains jailed in Hawaii while authorities work to have her extradited to Florida.

Fernandez Rundle characterized Christian Obumseli's April 3 death at the couple's Miami apartment as the culmination of a "tempestuous and combative relationship" that began in November 2020. The county medical examiner said in an autopsy report that Obumseli, who worked in cryptocurrency, died from a forceful downward thrust from a blade that went 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) into his chest, piercing a major artery.

According to an arrest report, Clenney acknowledged killing Obumseli but said she was acting in self defense. She said Obumseli had pushed her and thrown her to the floor, which prompted her to grab and knife and throw it at Obumseli from about 10 feet (3 meters) away. The medical examiner said Obumseli's wound could not have been caused by a knife thrown from that distance.

Clenney's Miami defense lawyer, Frank Prieto, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment from The Associated Press. He previously told the Miami Herald that Clenney was in Hawaii while in rehabilitation for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. He said they look forward to clearing her name in court.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Flori-duh strikes again: Bicycle drive-by shooting, drunk driving inside Walmart
Flori-duh strikes again: Bicycle drive-by shooting, drunk driving inside Walmart
  • US
  • 2022-09-26 09:00:48Z

Frank Cerabino's column on zany Florida news: Drive-by shooting on a bicycle; shopping cart DUI arrest inside a Walmart and drunk driving on a horse.

Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control
Democrats in Florida seek to win over Latinos on gun control
  • World
  • 2022-09-25 12:23:33Z

Annette Taddeo walked to a podium overlooking Miami's Biscayne Bay and described to her audience how she had fled terrorism as a teenager in Colombia and now...

Texas police investigate use of force after video of officer slamming student into lunch cart circulates
Texas police investigate use of force after video of officer slamming student into lunch cart circulates
  • US
  • 2022-09-24 18:41:11Z

Police in Irving, Texas are investigating an officer's use of force after video showing the officer slam a student into a lunch cart before pushing him down ...

Tropical Storm Ian strengthens: What we know as Florida braces for major hurricane next week
Tropical Storm Ian strengthens: What we know as Florida braces for major hurricane next week

Ian became a tropical storm Friday. Forecasters say it may strengthen into a hurricane with the potential to hit Florida by mid-next week.

Alex Belfield: The stalker who reported on his own trial
Alex Belfield: The stalker who reported on his own trial
  • US
  • 2022-09-24 07:13:26Z

Does the fact a stalker was allowed to report on his own case have implications for future trials?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: World