On***ans model Courtney Clenney was arrested in Hawaii on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, authorities said.
Clenney was taken into custody on Wednesday in Hawaii and awaits extradition to Miami, where she will be charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon in the fatal stabbing of 27-year-old Christian ‘Toby’ Obumseli,
The social media influencer, who has 2 million followers on Instagram, was in Hawaii at a rehab for substance abuse and post traumatic stress disorder at the time of her arrest, according to her attorney, Frank Prieto.
‘I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charges,’ Prieto said. ‘We look forward to clearing her name in court.’
Clenney’s arrest follows a four-month police probe into her boyfriend’s April 3 death, which authorities previously described as a domestic violence-related incident.
The influencer’s attorney has claimed the couple’s relationship was ‘clearly toxic.’
Clenney and Obumseli had been dating less than two years, but over the course of their on-and-off relationship received numerous domestic disturbance complaints. Neighbors at their luxury Miami apartment complex had reported the pair so many times, the apartment management had even moved to evict them.
Clenney had also previously been arrested for domestic battery in Las Vegas, Nevada, and had the police called to their Austin, Texas home for domestic disturbances on several occasions.
The pair had broken up on several occasions, though investigators believe they had gotten back together in the days before Obumseli’s death on April 1. That same day, police had been called to their apartment for a domestic disturbance call.
Two days later, Clenney called authorities after she allegedly stabbed Obumseli.
Obumseli’s family has since called for Clenney’s arrest. They say that while police were called to the couple’s home for numerous domestic disturbances, Obumseli was never taken into custody or charged.
Jeffrey Obumseli argued that, at the time of his brother’s death, Clenney had no markings on her that would indicate there had been a physical altercation between the two, and that her being a white woman allowed her unfair treatment.
‘The bottom line is inextricably clear: Courtney is being treated differently because of her privilege as a wealthy white woman,’ he wrote on Instagram. ‘Within 24 hours following Toby’s death, the detective on the case prematurely concluded this was not a crime of violence.’
The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office said the arrest warrant remains sealed, however, additional details about the arrest are expected to be shared during a press conference Thursday afternoon.
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