Miami OnlyFans model and accused boyfriend killer Courtney Clenney requests evidence in her murder case be kept secret.
Clenney, 26, is currently locked away in Hawaii Community Correctional Center on the Big Island, where she was arrested and charged last week for the slaying of Christian Obumseli, 27, during a confrontation in their luxury high-rise apartment in April.
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She waived extradition and is waiting for authorities to return her to Florida.
Lawyer Frank Prieto called out Miami State Attorney Kathie Fernandez Rundle in the court papers for sharing a surveillance video of Clenney beating Obumseli in an elevator more than a month before she allegedly stabbed him to death with a kitchen knife.
“By the State Attorney’s own admission, the video they released of the elevator incident was months prior to the events of April 3, 2022, where Ms. Clenney and Obumseli had an altercation where she was strangled and ultimately defended herself with a knife,” Prieto wrote.
The footage was played at a press conference last week announcing the second-degree murder charge.
Prieto called the move “an attempt by the government to prejudice and taint potential jury members against the defendant” and deprive her of a right to a fair trial.
The attorney asked Judge Diana Vizcaino to ban prosecutors from publicly releasing any evidence “unless the Court has had an opportunity to review (in camera) said materials to determine their relevance, probative value, potential prejudice and admissibility.”
Clenney, who goes by Courtney Tailor on social media, was initially cleared by the Miami Police Department after telling them she acted in self-defense.
However, Obumseli’s family hired attorney Larry Handfield, who pressured Rundle to investigate the murder, which resulted in the homicide case against Clenney.
Prosecutors say that Clenney, while on the phone with her mother, plunged a kitchen knife 3 1/2 inches into Obumseli’s chest, slicing his subclavian artery.
While it was unclear what sparked the argument, the couple was known to fight frequently during their two-year romance.
In July of 2020, Clenney was arrested in Las Vegas for battery after allegedly hurling a glass at Obumseli’s head, which just missed him, per police records.
After the killing, a clip of Clenney handcuffed in a black bra and soaked in blood on the balcony of the couple’s three-bedroom pad went viral.
And just a few days later, Clenney was seen at a hotel bar having drinks with her father, which led to public outrage.
The victim’s brother, Jeff Obumseli, wrote on Instagram shortly after the alleged murder that Clenney was “treated differently because of her privilege as a wealthy white woman.”
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