Model Courtney Clenney of OnlyFans was detained in connection with her lover Christian “Toby” Obumseli’s death in April. The U.S. Marshals Service detained Clenney, 26, on Wednesday in Laupahoehoe, Hawaii, according to a statement from the Hawaii Police Department.
The Florida lady was taken into custody “on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the offence of murder in the second degree with a dangerous weapon,” according to the department. Police claim she also has an address in Austin, Texas.
According to the agency, Clenney will likely appear in court on Thursday on the Big Island before being extradited to Florida.
According to Clenney’s lawyer, Frank Prieto, she is receiving treatment in Hawaii for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Prieto told the newspaper, “I’m completely startled, especially because we were helping with the inquiry and offered to voluntarily turn her up if she were charged.” We are eager to have her name cleared in court. On the afternoon of April 3, Obumseli, 27, was discovered with stab wounds inside a lavish apartment at the One Paraiso Residences.
Just before 5 o’clock, authorities arrived at the alleged attack’s scene. The Miami Police Department released a statement stating that they found a woman in the house with Obumseli.
Police called the incident a “domestic violence incident” and stated that the preliminary inquiry found that both Mr. Obumseli and the female had engaged in physical altercation.
Clenney was identified by Prieto as the anonymous lady to local media sources, but at the time he said that since she was a victim of domestic abuse and acting in self-defense, she had not broken any laws.
He told the Miami Herald, “This is a tragedy for everyone concerned, but it was not criminal action. “Courtney was protecting herself, and that’s exactly what the inquiry will show.”
The family of Obumseli had insisted that their amiable loved one could not have been accountable.
According to CBS Miami and NBC News, Karen Egbuna, Obumseli’s cousin, stated at a news conference, “We have no cause to believe that this was a case of self-defense.” “Toby does not come from such household; he was raised by a very solid family with strong morals and strong values.”
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The pair, who had been dating for roughly two years, just relocated from Austin, where they had a history of domestic disputes, to Florida, according to the publication.
According to the Miami Herald, Clenney was detained for domestic assault in Las Vegas after police were called to their Austin home.