A woman was arrested Wednesday in Hawaii in connection with the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend, a Plano native, earlier this year in Florida.
Courtney Clenney, 26, faces a charge of second-degree murder in the slaying of 27-year-old Christian Obumseli, the Miami Herald reported. She will be extradited to Miami-Dade County, where the stabbing occurred.
Miami police were called the evening of April 3 to One Paraiso Residences, a luxury condominium building, and found Obumseli with a single stab wound. He died at a hospital.
Clenney had called the police to report the incident, and police said there was a physical altercation between the two before the stabbing.
Police said Clenney was taken to a mental institution.
Her attorney, Frank Prieto, told the Herald that Clenney had been in Hawaii in a substance-abuse rehabilitation program. Prieto said she acted in self-defense when she stabbed Obumseli.
“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.”
The couple had lived in Miami only a few months at the time of the incident. There were other domestic disturbances between the two at the condo, and police had been called to their previous home in Austin on multiple occasions, according to the Herald.
Obumseli’s relatives had called for police to arrest Clenney, an OnlyFans model and social-media influencer who uses a different name online and has millions of followers.
The arrest warrant for Clenney remained sealed Wednesday night, but more details about the investigation are expected to become available Thursday at a news conference held by the Miami-Dade County state attorney’s office.
Obumseli attended Plano East Senior High School and went to college at Abilene Christian University and Texas Tech University.
In his obituary, Obumseli was described as a free spirit with a giving nature.
“From the moment he was born, Toby’s radiant personality was on full display,” it says. “It’s easy to love babies, but it seemed that the older Toby grew, the more people loved him.”