The Miami Herald has discovered that Courtney Clenney, the OnlyFans and Instagram model who tragically stabbed her boyfriend in Miami in April, has been arrested on a murder charge.
Clenney, age 26, was arrested in Hawaii on Wednesday and will eventually be extradited to Miami-Dade County to stand trial.
The model is accused with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon for stabbing Christian "Toby" Obumseli on April 3.
Frank Prieto, her Miami defense attorney, confirmed her arrest Wednesday afternoon, stating that she had been in Hawaii receiving treatment for substance misuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
"I'm very startled, especially considering that we were helping with the inquiry and offered to turn her over voluntarily if she was accused," Prieto added. They anticipate clearing her name in court, the lawyer said.
In a news release issued Wednesday evening, the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office stated that the arrest warrant remained secret.
At a Thursday afternoon press conference, State Attorney Katherine Fernandez, City Police Chief Manuel Morales, and South Florida U.S. Marshal Gadyaces Serralta will discuss the arrest.
The arrest concludes a four-month investigation by Miami police homicide detectives and prosecutors into Clenney, whose slaying of her lover in a luxurious Edgewater apartment after a domestic quarrel made international headlines.
The defense lawyer for Clenney argued that she acted in self-defense and that the murder was justifiable.
In the days following Obumseli's killing, however, his relatives demanded Clenney's arrest, claiming he was never a threat.
Obumseli was a staff in a digital currency company. Clenney had more than two million followers on various social media channels, where she was known as Courtney Tailor.
Less than two years had passed since she began dating Obumseli, and their relationship had been marred by domestic turmoil; she had been arrested for domestic abuse in Las Vegas, and police had been summoned to their Austin, Texas, residence multiple times.
The pair had only resided in Miami for a few months in the One Paraiso building, 3131 NE 7th Ave., where staff personnel had documented several domestic disturbance complaints against the couple and even initiated eviction proceedings.
Multiple breakups occurred between Clenney and Obumseli, but investigators suspect he moved back into the apartment on April 1st.
The Miami Herald previously reported that Miami police arrived to the residence on April 1, two days prior to the stabbing, in response to a separate domestic disturbance complaint.
Finally, just before 5 p.m. on April 3, Clenney urgently dialed 911 to report that Obumseli had been stabbed.