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Instagram model Courtney Clenny charged with murdering boyfriend

Instagram model charged with murdering boyfriend

} The April death of her boyfriend, Christian Toby Obmuselli, Miami Attorney Katherine Fernandez Randle, said Thursday. Clenney, 26, was arrested Wednesday in Hawaii on charges of second-degree murder with a lethal weapon. 

At a press conference on Tuesday, Randall described a "very intense and combative relationship" between the couple that began in November 2020. According to Clenny's arrest warrant, "there were multiple incidents of domestic violence on both sides" during the relationship. 

After moving into the apartment in January 2022, she said building security staff recorded "many instances" of loud altercations between the pair, saying that Her upstairs tenants complained to the building about the noise. 

Randall also showed a video from the building's elevator in February 2022, showing Clenny pushing and hitting Obmuseri. seemed to be She was also charged with domestic assault against Obmuseri at a Las Vegas hotel in July 2021, according to her arrest warrant. 

Randall said the couple temporarily separated when Clenny kicked Obmuseri out of her apartment. Police were called to the apartment later that day, and Clenny looked like she was "intoxicated" at the time, Randle said. 

This photo provided by Hawaii Police is of Courtney Clenny.  / AP

On the day Obmuseri died, he left his apartment at 1:15 p.m. And he came back at 4:33pm. Of her pair of sandwiches, Randle said. Clenny called her mother at 4:43 and spoke for six minutes, and at 4:49 she called again and spoke for seven minutes, Randall said.At 4:57, she called her 911. They called and reported that Obmuseri had been stabbed. Meanwhile, her neighbor called the building about the disturbance, and security also called her 911, Randle said.  

Randall said Obmuseri was heard speaking on her 911 call that he was dying and had lost feeling in his arms, and Clenny said, "I'm sorry." He said he heard him. When police arrived, Clenny was cradling Obmuseri's body, according to her arrest warrant. He later died of his injuries in hospital. 

Clenny later told police that he grabbed Obmuseri by the throat and pushed him against a wall before stabbing him, Randall said. said she threw it at him from about 10 feet away. 

Randall, however, said police found no evidence that Clenny had been harmed, and that the coroner disputed her account of the incident, noting that Obmuseri's injury was , noted that it was more consistent with his "downward aggression". Knife than throwing from such a distance.  

According to Randall, the Miami-Dade County chief medical examiner determined Obmuseri died from a three-inch deep stab wound to the chest. 

"Christian Obmuseri and Courtney Clenny's violent and toxic two-year relationship didn't have to end in the tragedy of Christian's murder as a victim of domestic violence," Randall said.  

In a transcript of a telephone statement to the police that was recorded in the arrest warrant, Clenny's mother told Obmuseri to leave and that Clenny said that Obmuseri was "lying." He is said to have told authorities he heard him say, According to the warrant, her mother said nothing about her daughter being attacked, and she allegedly told investigators that she did not discuss Obmuseri's death with her daughter, but the warrant states that Quoted 5:25pm. There was a text message from the "mother" on the defendant's phone, referring to "self-defense" and telling her not to speak to investigators without an attorney. , at a press conference, said the family "always believed that with a thorough and fair investigation, this day would become a reality." 

When asked why the prosecution took so long in the April case, Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales said it was important to make sure the charges were valid in court. I said yes. 

"You can only fire one shot," he told reporters. "You want to get it right." 

Hawaii County Police said in a previous statement that it assisted the US Marshals in arresting Clenny in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii. Officers used an arrest warrant issued by Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Clenny waived her extradition during her first court appearance in Hilo District Court on Thursday, paving the way for her return to Florida, where police say she is awaiting extradition. He is currently being held in the East Hawaii Detention Center.

Christian Toby Obumseli Facebook/Christian Toby Obumseli

Clenney Named Courtney Tailor on Instagram and OnlyFans, she has over 2 million followers.

Her Miami attorney, Frank Prieto, told CBS Miami that she was in Hawaii in rehab for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.

" I am completely shocked, especially since we are cooperating with the investigation and have offered to voluntarily extradite her if she is indicted," Prieto said before Thursday's press conference. "I look forward to clearing her name in court."

Prieto said the two had been together for about two years and their relationship was complicated.

"It was clearly a toxic relationship. [They] had their ups and downs, which unfortunately culminated in his death," he said.

Prieto said that Clenny was actively seeking professional help to process the trauma he experienced the night of his stabbing. softly said he couldn't think of any idea that this was justified, CBS Miami reported.

"There is no reason to believe that this is a case of self-defense. Toby was raised in a very strong family with strong morals and strong values. He did not come from there. Karen Egbna, Obmuseri's cousin, also appeared at the press conference.

  • Murder
  • Florida
  • Hawaii

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