New surveillance footage shows OnlyFans model and social media personality attacking her boyfriend in an elevator months before his death.
Courtney Clenney, 26, was charged with second-degree murder with a deadly weapon in relation to the April 3 stabbing death of Christian 'Toby' Obumseli, according to a Hawai'i County Police Department warrant issued for her arrest obtained by NBC News on Wednesday (August 10).
Surveillance video obtained and shared by FOX 4 Dallas Thursday showed Clenney attacking Obumseli in an elevator at their Miami apartment complex, which was reported to have taken place two months prior to his death.
Clenney was arrested in Hawaii on Wednesday, where her attorney, Frank Preito, said she's taking part in rehabilitation for substance abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The 26-year-old was taken to the East Hawai'i Detention Center and made her first appearance in local district court Thursday (August 11) before eventually being extradited to Florida.
The Miami Police Department had previously described Obumseli's death as a domestic violence incident that stemmed from a physical altercation and resulted in a stabbing.
Prieto, who had publicly described Clenney and Obumseli's relationship as "clearly toxic," said he was "completely shocked" about news of his client's arrest, arguing that there was "clear evidence of self-defense" in relation to the incident.
“Obumseli attacked her and choked her that evening,” Prieto said via NBC News. “Courtney had no choice but to meet force with force.”
A cousin of Obumseli had publicly stated that his family had "no cause to believe that this was a case of self-defense," in relation to the 27-year-old's death, claiming that "Toby was raised by a very strong family, with strong morals, strong values. He does not come from that."
Clenney, who went by 'Courtney Tailor' on social media, has more than 2 million Instagram followers.