The family of the Miami man stabbed to death by his OnlyFans star girlfriend say they do not believe her claim that she was acting in self-defense when she stabbed him in the shoulder, and are demanding that she be charged with his murder.
Christian Obumseli, 27, was stabbed to death by his girlfriend Courtney Clenney, 25, on Sunday April 3rd. She called 911 after stabbing him in the shoulder at the One Paraiso Building – a luxury skyscraper in Edgewater, Miami.
Clenney, who also goes by Courtney Tailor, told police she was acting in self-defense and that she though Obumseli was going to hurt her.
She was taken into custody under Florida‘s Baker Act, which protects people at risk of suicide or mental health crisis, but is now free again and over the weekend, she was seen attempting to have a drink in a bar with her father before being confronted by a stranger.
Obumseli’s family from Austin, Texas, is demanding answers. They do not believe she was acting in self-defense, and are at a loss over why she has not been arrested.
Christian Obumseli’s family do not believe that he was threatening to harm his girlfriend, OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney, when she stabbed him in the shoulder on April 3. He later died of his injuries
At a press conference over the weekend, his cousin Karen Egbuna said the family are not buying Clenney’s story. ‘We have no cause to believe that this was a case of self defense. ‘He is one of the youngest in the family, he is loved, he is kind, he is caring, he is soft spoken… the idea that this was somehow warranted, is unthinkable,’ she said
OnlyFans star Courtney Clenney, who also goes by Courtney Tailor, has not been charged
Courtney is shown on April 3rd, after stabbing Obumseli on the balcony of their home
At a press conference over the weekend, his cousin Karen Egbuna said the family are not buying Clenney’s story.
‘We have no cause to believe that this was a case of self defense.
‘He is one of the youngest in the family, he is loved, he is kind, he is caring, he is soft spoken… the idea that this was somehow warranted, is unthinkable,’ she said.
We have no cause to believe that this was a case of self defense. He is one of the youngest in the family, he is loved, he is kind, he is caring, he is soft spoken… the idea that this was somehow warranted, is unthinkable
Karen Egbuna, Obumseli’s cousin
She added that he comes from a ‘good, strong’ family and has never been prone to violence.
The Miami Police Department is refusing to comment on why Clenney has not been charged.
A spokesman on Monday would only say that the investigation is ongoing.
Obumseli’s family is also raising money for him via GoFundMe.
On their page, they say he was the victim of a ‘heinous act of violence.’
‘Christian Toby Obumseli was murdered in Florida a week before his 28th birthday. It is unconscionable to make sense of our new reality.
‘That someone’s selfish act ripped Christian away from this world. It is not enough to say we are shocked and hurting–We are utterly devastated.
On Friday, Clenney was spotted at a Miami hotel bar trying to have a drink with her father. She has not been charged
Clenney and her father were chased out of the bar by the woman who said she had ‘just killed her boyfriend’. Her attorney says they were trying to pick up a drink and go to the beach
The couple’s friends have given conflicting reports on who was abusive. Some said that they never saw Obumseli becoming violent with Courtney, but that they had seen her ‘hit’ him before
The young couple had recently moved together from Austin, where they met, to Miami
Obumseli’s family has raised more than $72,000 on a GoFundMe page to help pay for his funeral and to bring his body home to Texas
‘His murder leaves many unanswered questions and creates a void that can never be fixed or filled. Not even with time.
‘Christian was extremely compassionate with a desire always to uplift those around him. He did not deserve for his life to be cut short by a heinous act of violence,’ it reads.
The family is asking for donations to help them pay for transporting his body back to Texas and for funeral arrangements.
Clenney’s attorney has claimed that she was the victim of ’emotional abuse and human trafficking’
Clenney was spotted at the lobby bar of the Grand Beach Hotel on Friday, trying to have a drink with her father.
An unidentified woman recognized her and chased her out, filming their altercation on her phone.
Her attorney, Frank Preito, has insisted that she was the victim of domestic abuse and that she might have been trafficked.
He has not clarified if he meant she was trafficked by Obumseli, or someone else.
He defended her outing with her father, telling FOX: ‘Courtney was seated at a table in the hotel lobby area where there is also a bar. Courtney’s father was standing there trying to order a drink to take outside so they could be in private on the beach.’
‘Courtney is a victim of physical, emotional and mental abuse at the hands of Mr. Obumseli,’ and said that the firm is ‘also investigating whether Courtney was the victim of human trafficking.’
‘Mr. Obumseli was in the act of committing a forcible felony that tragic evening last Sunday. He had previously gained access to Courtney’s apartment without permission on several occasions in the days leading up to that night,’ he said.
‘Courtney acted in self-defense; the investigation by both the City of Miami Police Department and the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office will conclude such.’
The couple’s friends have given conflicting reports on who was abusive.
Some said that they never saw Obumseli becoming violent with Courtney, but that they had seen her ‘hit’ him before.
After his death, fresh, X-rated content appeared on her OnlyFans page.
It’s unclear if she had pre-planned it to go live before stabbing him.