The lawyer for an OnlyFans mannequin accused of killing her companion has now stated that new proof suggests she killed her boyfriend in self-defense, and that she was a sufferer of abuse.
Courtney Clenney, 26, allegedly murdered her boyfriend Christian Obumseli of their Miami condo on April 3, 2022.
Clenney was arrested for second-degree homicide 4 months after his loss of life and claimed she stabbed him in self-defense – and final month, his family launched a lawsuit against her to cowl his medical and funeral prices.
Pictures of the crime scene from 2022 confirmed a puddle of blood close to an entryway of the couple’s condo, the bloody knife supposedly used within the assault and Clenney drenched in Obumseli’s blood.
Now, Sabrina Puglisi and Frank Prieto, the attorneys for Clenney, have claimed there are three situations they’ll use at trial as proof to counsel their consumer was in reality a sufferer of abuse.
Courtney Clenney, 26, allegedly murdered her boyfriend Christian Obumseli of their Miami condo on April 3, 2022
Clenney was arrested for second-degree homicide 4 months after his loss of life and claimed she stabbed him in self-defense
Courtney Clenney talks to her lawyer Frank Prieto throughout a detention listening to, Tuesday November 15, 2022
They are saying one of many situations was caught on police physique cam in Las Vegas, with a cop saying he heard her say ‘get your palms off me,’ allegedly talking about Obumseli.
The attorneys say they then discovered clumps of her hair on the bottom of their room.
Puglisi instructed Regulation&Crime: ‘The primary is in Las Vegas in 2021 the place she truly referred to as safety and the interview of the safety officer by police.
‘And you’ll see it within the physique digital camera of the police officer, he says he overheard her saying get your palms off me, and once they bought as much as the room clumps of her hair have been on the bottom.’
Clenney’s legal professional Frank Prieto instructed Law&Crime: ‘I feel that the truth that the detective on this matter didn’t arrest her for 4 months whereas they investigated the case. It’s totally telling.
Talking concerning the clip of his consumer putting her boyfriend in an elevator, Prieto stated: ‘What the media has portrayed is a snapshot in time.
Seen her in a mugshot from her arrest, Clenney faces second-degree homicide expenses
‘When you truly take a look at the primary few seconds of that video, which is reduce off in most information media cycles…what you see is definitely she doesn’t need him to return into the elevator to go upstairs.
‘There is just one key Fob so as to have the ability to stand up into this condo.’
He additionally stated that there is not any doubt that each the boyfriend and girlfriend acted inappropriately throughout their relationship, studies Regulation&Crime.
In the meantime, Michael Haggard, who represents Obumseli’s household, maintains that forensic proof is ‘clear that Christian was not an aggressor in any means.’
He stated: ‘There’s one aggressor on this case.’
Clenney remains to be in jail awaiting a trial.
Safety footage taken from the constructing’s elevator two months earlier than the homicide additionally confirmed Clenney viscously attacking her boyfriend, who appeared to not struggle again
Launched 911 audio following the stabbing revealed Clenney instructed her former lover, ‘child, I am so sorry’ after allegedly plunging a knife into his shoulder.
She did not inform the operator that she had stabbed him, however sobbed to him about how sorry she was.
Within the background, Obumseli might be heard crying out: ‘I am unable to really feel my arm.’
Graphic case pictures have revealed that she stabbed her a lot bigger boyfriend inches above a tattoo of her identify in cursive on the left facet of his chest.
On the time, Obumseli’s household stated it confirmed that she meant to kill him, then regretted it as soon as the knife had been plunged into him.
‘It exhibits her mind-set. She’s saying she’s sorry as a result of she’s realizing what she’s finished. She’s not saying, “I used to be defending myself,”‘ his household’s legal professional, Larry Hadfield stated.
Obumseli was rushed to the hospital however he died of his accidents.