On***ans model Courtney Clenney was caught on video assaulting her boyfriend in the elevator of their Miami apartment building two months before with a kitchen knife.
Surveillance footage of the assault was played by Miami-Dade State Attorney Kathie Fernandez Rundle during a press conference Thursday, where a second-degree murder charge against Clenney was announced.
The startling clip shows Clenney, 26, launching a vicious attack on Christian Obumseli, 27, two months before she allegedly Ki**ed him on April 3.
‘The defendant was aggressively attacking Christian,’ Rundle said of the footage taken in February of the couple in an elevator in their luxury apartment building.
The video shows Clenney slamming elevator buttons before turning her aggression toward Obumseli.
Clenney repeatedly hits Obumseli with her fists, sometimes hitting his head and yanking at his hair.
Obumseli can be seen trying to push Clenney off him, but never acting as the aggressor.
Officials in Miami detailed the pair’s often violent and toxic two-year relationship. Over the course of their on-and-off relationship, the couple received numerous domestic disturbance complaints.
While they’d broken up on several occasions, investigators believe they got back together in the days before Obumseli’s death. That same day, police had been called to their apartment for another domestic disturbance call.
The social media influencer told authorities she acted in defense, and threw the 3 1/2 inch kitchen knife from 10 feet away. Her claim was disputed by the medical examiner, who determined that throwing it from that distance would not have caused the fatal stab wound.
Investigators also revealed Thursday that Clenney had been on the phone with her mother at the time of the stabbing. After hanging up and dialing 911, she can be heard saying ‘I’m sorry, baby,’ to Obumseli, reported.
When police arrived they found Clenney holding Obumseli in a puddle of coagulated blood.
After the stabbing her mother had sent her a text mentioning ‘self-defense’ and telling her ‘not to say anything to investigators without an attorney,’ police said.
Officials have not shared what sparked the fatal argument between Clenney and Obumseli. Clenney was arrested Wednesday in Hawaii and is currently awaiting extradition to Florida.
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