OnlyFans model accused of murdering her boyfriend denied bond
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An OnlyFans model facing a second-degree murder charge was denied bond at her trial in south Florida.
Clenney, known as Courtney Tailor on Instagram where she has two million followers, is accused of killing partner Obumseli during a domestic dispute at their luxury apartment on 3 April.
Following investigations, Clenney was taken into custody on 10 August and extradited from Hawaii to Florida for the trial.
Police confirmed her arrest in a statement: "Members of the Hawaii Police Department assisted and stood by while Clenney was taken into custody by the United States Marshals Service.
"She was arrested on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Miami-Dade County, Florida, for the offense of murder in the second degree with a deadly weapon."
Clenney's attorney Frank Prieto also confirmed her arrest, saying: "I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged. We look forward to clearing her name in court."
The attorney argued that Clenney acted in self defence, however, Obumseli's family believe that was not the case.
The family's attorney, Larry Handfield, told TMZ that the family wants justice in the form of a life sentence.
Handfield has previously criticised police in the case, saying that they were influenced by Clenney's 'blonde hair and blue eyes'.
Following the lawyer's statements, footage emerged of Clenney fighting with Obumseli in an elevator.
This is video of a previous encounter between murder suspect Courtney Clenney and her now deceased boyfriend. The 2/21/22 incident shows her attacking him in an elevator before he pushed her away. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/Dt3B0rX9Vq— Sheldon Fox-7 News (@fox_sheldon) August 11, 2022
The video, which was released on Thursday (11 August) but taken in late February, shows Clenney slamming the elevator’s control panel before hitting Obumseli.
Trying to avoid her, he pushes her back before she continues to strike him over the head.
While the trial is underway, a GoFundMe was launched for financial assistance to cover postmortem transportation of Obumseil's body, as well as funeral arrangements, attorney fees, litigation, counselling and bills for the family.
So far, the crowdfunding page has raised nearly $82,500 of its $100,000 goal.
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