OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney was ordered held without bond Saturday on charges that she stabbed her boyfriend to death in April.
It was the 26-year-old’s first court appearance since she was extradited from Hawaii, where she was arrested earlier this month, back to South Florida to face the charges. She was booked into the Miami-Dade County jail on Friday afternoon.
Clenney, 26, claims she stabbed 27-year-old Christian Obumseli in self-defense after he began choking her, as CrimeOnline has reported. Investigators initially accepted that story, but after a four-month investigation, prosecutors charged Clenney, who goes by Courtney Tailor online, with second degree murder.
In court on Saturday, Clenney’s attorneys argued that there was no probable cause to charge their client with second degree murder, saying detectives “cherry-picked” text messages they used to charge her and that she did have some bruising after the fatal attack on her boyfriend, WPLG reported.
But Miami-Dade Judge Jacqueline Woodward said that probable cause had already been established when detectives obtained a warrant for Clenney’s arrest.
“Miss Clenney, your attorneys are here and they’re fighting hard for you, but at this time, I’m not really the judge who should be making these decisions,” Woodward said. “It should be a judge who knows a little bit more about your case.”
Clenney is set to be arraigned on September 6, although her attorneys could request an earlier date. She faces up to life in prison if convicted.
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[Featured image: Courtney Clenney/Miami-Dade Corrections]