MIAMI — Social media model Courtney Clenney has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of her live-in boyfriend, Christian Obumseli.
On Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., 26-year-old Clenney, of an Austin, Texas address, was arrested without incident in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii.
Members of the Hawai‘i Police Department assisted and stood by while Clenney was taken into custody by the United States Marshals Service. She was arrested on an arrest warrant issued by Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the offense of murder in the second-degree with a deadly weapon.
She will eventually be extradited to Florida.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a news conference that Obumseli was the victim of domestic violence.
Video shows the model attacking Obumseli in an elevator months before he was killed.
The AP reported: 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.
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