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AN OnlyFans star has been charged with murder and arrested in Hawaii four months after her boyfriend's brutal stabbing death in Miami.

Courtney Clenney, 25, known as Courtney Tailor on social media, was pictured sobbing in a disheveled mugshot as the investigation into Christian Obumseli's death on April 3 continues.

Courtney Clenney, who went by Courtney Tailor online, was arrested in Hawaii four months after her boyfriend's brutal stabbing deathCredit: AP
Clenney has been charged with murderCredit: Courtney Clenney/Instagram
Christian Toby Obumseli (pictured right) died after Clenney is said to have stabbed him with a knife during a violent argument
The former influencer was seen in a previous 2020 mugshot for her DUI

The model's booking comes as a warrant was issued for her arrest over a past DUI in 2020.

She initially claimed self-defense but her arrest was confirmed on Wednesday afternoon by her defense lawyer Frank Prieto, the Miami Herald reported.

Clenney, who was detained and taken to a mental institution after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend to death in their apartment, was taken into custody on Wednesday in Hawaii.

“I’m completely shocked, especially since we were cooperating with the investigation and offered to voluntarily surrender her if she were charged,” Prieto said.

“We look forward to clearing her name in court.”

Clenney has had arrest warrants issued in Texas and California, with an investigation into Obumseli's death launched in Miami, Florida.

She will eventually be extradited to Miami-Date County to face trial.

The Obumseli family's lawyer, Larry Handfield, claimed back on April 27, 2022, that Clenney would soon be arrested following his death on April 3 - but she was a free woman for months.

The Sun exclusively revealed Clenney's mounting legal problems as a bond forfeiture warrant for her arrest was issued in Travis County, Texas, on July 1.

She was initially booked in Texas on September 16, 2020, for driving while intoxicated, and her bond was set at $8,000 - plus an unknown charge for installing an ignition interlock device in her vehicle, which measures alcohol level.

The Sun previously revealed her mugshot, showing her with smudged eye makeup and rumpled blonde hair, as she pulled down a blue mask during the initial Covid-19 pandemic.

Filings from Travis County show Clenney had retained attorney Meril Anthes, and a pre-trial conference hearing was moved to June 24, 2022, which she appears to have skipped.

The Sun reached out to Anthes for comment but did not immediately hear back.

She also reportedly has an outstanding bench warrant for a 2015 arrest in California for public intoxication, and court documents show the case is still pending.

Property records show she previously rented apartments in West Hollywood and Marina Del Rey.

Before her arrest on August 10, Clenney was last seen in April in a video posted on Instagram of a stranger confronting her at the Grand Beach Hotel in Miami.

Her attorney in the state, Prieto, confirmed it was his client.


In the brief clip, the blonde former influencer gets up to leave, as the woman filming can be heard saying: "Yeah, you should go."

Then she adds the unfounded accusation: "Because you just killed your boyfriend… Yeah, you did."

Lawyer Prieto defended Clenney being at the bar, saying that it was an example of people making up theories.

He told TMZ: "Courtney was there that night with her father, who simply wanted to pop in and have a drink in private - which was disrupted by this woman who started filming."

She had not posted on Instagram since March 30, but her profile remained active, boasting over two million followers.

Her OnlyFans also remains dormant.


Prieto added: "It is unfortunate that a member of the public, knowing absolutely nothing about circumstances and events surrounding the death of Mr. Obumseli, would take the opportunity to harass the Clenney family during a time that they are trying to be supportive of Courtney."

The attorney also said he believed Clenney was the victim of "physical, emotional, and mental abuse at the hands of Mr. Obumseli."

He also suggested she may even have been a "victim of human trafficking," although he did not expand on this claim.

Prieto also claimed his client had been fighting for her life during the domestic disturbance on April 3, 2022.

Clenney was pictured handcuffed and drenched in blood moments after her boyfriend, Obumseli, was stabbed to death.

Shocking footage obtained by TMZ appeared to show her in a distressed state wearing a black crop top and white pants as she spoke to officers.

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from Clenney on that Sunday, around 5pm local time at a luxury apartment building.

There, they found her boyfriend stabbed once in the shoulder.

First responders transported Obumseli to a nearby hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.


Officers said that the violence was caused by a domestic dispute and Clenney was immediately cleared.

According to the close friends, Obumseli had recently moved to the area and was living with Clenney at the One Paraiso apartment building, located in the Edgewater neighborhood of Miami.

Neighbors in the building told news outlets that the couple had a long history of domestic disputes and there were multiple calls for police to intervene.

His family's lawyer claims new information has come to light - including an ex-boyfriend who claims Clenney was abusive - while she had also previously made shocking public comments about her behavior with men.

Handfield also stressed at the time that she wasn't taken into custody despite allegedly having an open warrant in California.

"They never did a check," he said.

"There are things that should have been done that weren't done. How can you conclude that a person is innocent in a case like this in less than 24 hours? It's shocking."

Clenney was detained at the police station following the stabbing, where police say that she threatened to kill herself.

Officers said the threat led to an evaluation, causing her to be "Baker Acted."

Florida's Baker Act allows law enforcement - as well as doctors, mental health professionals, and judges - to commit a person to a mental health treatment center for up to 72 hours if certain violent or suicidal tendencies are displayed.

Clenney has been charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon, police said.