Prosecutors Reopen Probe Into Stabbing Of Nigerian-American Man By His White Lover After Miami Cops Called It Self-Defense
Miami prosecutors have revived a probe into OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney, who fatally stabbed her boyfriend Christian Toby Obumseli, in a luxury apartment earlier this month.
Lawyer Larry Handfield, who represents victim Christian Obumseli’s family, told The Post Wednesday, April 27, that the renewed push comes after authorities prematurely concluded that Clenney killed Obumseli in self-defense on April 3 at their apartment in Miami. Obumseli’s relatives had initially been told that Clenney had been cleared and would not face charges, Handfield said.
Handfield said cops rushed to judgment in the case — in part because Clenney has “blonde hair and blue eyes”, The Post reports. The attorney said new witnesses have now come forward in the case, including a prior boyfriend of Clenney who claimed she tried to stab him during a fight. “All the family wants is an objective, fair investigation,” Handfield said, noting that Obumseli had no prior criminal record.
He added: “The family just wants to be treated like anyone else would be treated.” Clenney’s attorney, Frank Prieto, has argued that the pair were estranged before the incident and that Obumseli attacked Clenney after stalking her for several weeks. Prieto said Clenney was forced to stab Obumseli after he grabbed her by the throat.
Friends and neighbours have given varying accounts of the pair’s tumultuous relationship to media outlets, with some describing Clenney as being routinely violent, while an unnamed neighbor told local TV stations that he once saw Obumseli throw a punch at the model during a fight. Clenney was seen at a bar with her father just days after Obumseli’s death.