US Model Courtney Clenney Who Killed Nigerian Boyfriend Charged With 2nd Degree Murder
American model Courtney Clenney who murdered his Nigerian boyfriend Christian Toby Obumseli has been charged with second-degree murder
The comes after she was accused of stabbing her boyfriend Christian Toby Obumseli to death at an apartment they both shared.
She also appeared in bond court on Saturday morning.
New York Post reports that the 26-year-old American Clenney who has more than 2 million followers on Instagram, was charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon in the killing of Obumseli back in April of this year.
Clenney is currently being detained at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Miami, Florida, the United States, while her lawyer, Frank Prieto, said there is an issue with the arrest warrant.
“I feel it’s important that the court be made aware that that warrant that judge signed that he did find probable cause however, there’s not probable cause for second-degree murder… at best it’s manslaughter.”
Prieto has claimed that there were several incorrect statements in the warrant indicating cherry-picked text messages and alleged bruising.
“The detective also indicated there were no signs of bruising that was consistent with Ms Clenney. I was at the homicide unit and I have photographs of her bruising,” Prieto said.
The judge addressed Clenney and said that she was not the judge who should be making these decisions and she wanted a judge who knew more about her case to take over.
“I don’t wanna make any sort of ruling and then jeopardize any sort of right for ruling you’d have in front of a judge who may be more familiar with the facts of the case… For all those reasons, I’m going to abstain at this moment from interjecting my opinion and allow this case to be reset in front of the judge who is going to be handling the case.”
They’re not making any other ruling besides telling Clenney that she is there because she was arrested on a warrant and at the moment is charged with second-degree murder and she will go in front of a judge and have a more in-depth conversation at that time.
Prior to her extradition, Clenney had been held without bail in Hawaii.
The Miami State Attorney’s Office posted a video at the beginning of August showing Clenney attacking Obumseli in an elevator just two months before police said she stabbed him to death.
According to the arrest warrant, Clenney claimed she threw the knife at Obumseli from 10 feet away, but a graphic description from the Medical Examiner’s Office revealed Obumseli suffered from a knife wound three inches deep. It was the type of wound caused by forceful pressure.
The report exposed that domestic violence was constant in Obumseli and Clenney’s two-year relationship.
According to the arrest warrant, “One Paraiso security documented so many incidents of arguing, including complaints from tenants two floors above, that the building’s management was moving towards legal action to evict the couple.”
Prieto said she was in Hawaii seeking professional help to process the trauma experienced on the night of the stabbing.