The trial of a social networking sites model accused of murdering her boyfriend will begin with an evidentiary hearing on Tuesday.
Courtney Clenney, 26, aka Courtney Tailor, who has over 2 million Instagram followers, is charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon in the April stabbing death of Christian Toby Obumseli at One Paraiso.
She has entered a not guilty plea.
Prosecutors will almost certainly present the evidence they have against Clenney during Tuesday’s hearing. This will assist the judge in determining what the jury can and cannot see during her trial.
Crime scene photos, the murder weapon, and the timeframe before and after she stabbed Obumseli are among the evidence.
Prosecutors may also show an elevator video of Clenney hitting Obumseli 2 months before his murder. They will almost certainly argue that it proves she was physically abusive to him. Clenney’s attorney stated that the video is meaningless and that she was the one who was abused.
Domestic violence was a recurring theme in Obumseli and Clenney’s two-year relationship, according to CBS4.
“One Paraiso security documented so many incidents of arguing, including complaints from tenants two floors above, that the building’s management was moving toward legal action to evict the couple,” according to the arrest warrant.
Clenney’s trial date has been set for December 19th.