According to court documents, the OnlyFans model suspected of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a kitchen knife in their lavish Miami high-rise condo was denied bond after being brought back to Florida.
Courtney Clenney, 26, did appear in a Miami courthouse on Saturday on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the purported April 3 murder of 27-year-old Christian Obumseli.
According to WPLG, her lawyer, Frank Prieto, contended that there was insufficient evidence to warrant a murder charge and that she deserved to be granted bail pending trial.
“At best it’s manslaughter,” he told Judge Jacqueline Woodward, who denied the request and sent Clenney back to Miami-Dade jail to await her next court date.
“Miss Clenney, your attorneys are here, and they’re fighting hard for you, but at this time, I’m not really the judge who should be making these decisions,” Woodward said. “It should be a judge who knows a little bit more about your case.”
Clenney, who goes by Courtney Tailor on social media and has over 2 million followers on Instagram, wasn’t apprehended until August 10 in Hawaii, in which her lawyer said she was getting help for PTSD and addiction issues.
Prieto has claimed that his client acted out of self-defense after Obumseli assaulted her, but prosecutors assert that the forensic evidence refutes her claim.
Clenney reportedly told investigators that she threw a kitchen knife at her virtual currency trader boyfriend from a distance of 10 feet, but prosecutors claim that the medical examiner established that she was immediately in front of him when she plummeted the knife into his chest.
Following the murder, a video of Clenney on the couple’s balcony, covered in blood and donning a black bra and cuffs, got a lot of attention.
Clenney’s arrest was announced by Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathie Fernandez Rundle, who said the duo had a stormy two-year relationship and published security footage of the social media celeb repeatedly hitting Obumseli in their building’s elevator.
Prosecutors described her as the obvious “aggressor” in their relationship. Jeff Obumseli, the victim’s brother, criticized the deferred arrest and claimed Clenney was treated very differently because she is an affluent White woman.