Model on Instagram Courtney Clenney arrested on murder charge in Hawaii
Law enforcement officials in Hawaii on Wednesday detained Instagram model Courtney Clenney on charges of second degree murder using a deadly weapon. The case stems from the death on April 3 of her partner, Christian Toby Obumseli, in Florida, CBS Miami reports.
Hawaii County police said in an announcement that they were assisting the U.S. Marshals Service as they arrested the 26-year-old man in Laupahoehoe which is located situated on the Big Island. Police were able to use an warrant for arrest that was issued by Miami-Dade County, Florida.
She’s in the East Hawaii Detention Center while she awaits her first Court appearance at Hilo District Court on Thursday police reported.
Clenney is known as Courtney Tailor on Instagram and OnlyFans which has more than 2 million followers.
She Miami defense attorney Frank Prieto, told CBS Miami that she was in Hawaii as she was in rehab for addiction as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,” Prieto declared. “We look forward to clearing her name in court.”
Prieto stated that Clenney had kicked Obumseli off of her home she was living at Edgewater just a week before his death due to domestic abuse claims.
The allegations Clenney had made to Obumseli Her lawyer claimed caused Obumseli’s death.
Miami police reported that they were summoned to the residence for an investigation into a domestic violence complaint. The police discovered Obumseli being treated for a knife injury. He died as he was transported to the hospital.
Prieto stated that the couple was couple for around two years. Their relationship was not easy.
“It was clearly a toxic relationship, (they) had their ups and downs and, unfortunately, it culminated with his death,” he added.
Prieto stated that Clenney was looking for professional assistance to deal with the trauma she experienced on day of his stabbing.
Obumseli’s family claimed that they knew he was a quiet man and that the idea that this was a legitimate reason is absurd, CBS Miami reported.
“We have no cause to believe that this was a case of self-defense. Toby was raised with a, by a very strong family with strong morals, strong values, he does not come from that,” said Karen Egbuna, a cousin of Obumseli.