The next day, the 27-year-old Black man sent his girlfriend, an OnlyFans influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers, another damning text message alleging that he had been beaten up. in the head many times during an argument — and with such force. He felt like he was in shock.
Despite recorded instances of a sideways relationship, the pair stayed together, Obumseli sometimes even issuing an apology — even after the 26-year-old white woman he was dating. uttering racist slurs.
“Will love kill me?” Obumseli texted Clenney on February 28, 2022, according to messages The Daily Beast and first reported by Miami Herald. February was the worst month I’ve had so far. I have been deceived. I was called from there again. I got slapped in my stitches yes [sic] reopened it several times and it didn’t recover fast enough. I was kicked out. “
The Miami State Attorney’s Office alleges that about a month after Obumseli sent Clenney that text, the model stabbed her boyfriend in the heart during an argument inside their 22nd-floor apartment at One Paraiso.
At the time of the April 3 incident, Clenney told a 911 operator that Obumseli “had a stab wound in the shoulder.” In a police interview, she told police she threw a knife at her boyfriend from at least 10 feet away. A medical examiner later concluded that Obumseli had suffered “a stab wound to the chest… and the knife had punctured the subclavian artery”.
Clenney has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in Miami, where she is awaiting trial. Her lawyers, who have consistently maintained that she was a victim of domestic abuse, argued that the murder was an act of self-defense.
Prosecutors plan to argue that Clenney was the primary aggressor in her relationship with Obumseli—and will use his phone data to prove it to a jury. The Daily Beast previously reported that Obumseli recorded a number of their arguments before she killed him, including at least one where one could hear her using a word. obscene.
“You’re a—–. I want you to stay away from me,” Clenney shouts in a five-minute recording, as The Daily Beast previously reported. In some videos, often obscured. by the phone or Obumseli’s hand, he is heard as if trying to calm the situation down and apologise.
But the newly published text messages are new evidence that the fatal incident did not come about by accident. The Miami State Attorney’s Office also released photos of the two deep injuries Obumseli suffered in late January to The Daily Beast, including images showing cuts to his cheeks and chin as severe as Text messages indicated that Obumseli had gone to the hospital for stitches.
Larry Handfield, the attorney for the Obumseli family, told emissary that newly released texts and photos show Clenney “terrorizing his life” and “showing a pattern of violence.” He also said the family is planning to file a wrongful death civil lawsuit against the Instagram Influencer. In a statement to the Daily Beast on Thursday, Clenney’s lawyers slammed the release of evidence in their client’s case, saying it was a one-way snapshot.
This is not the whole story. It lacks context. The most sensational pieces of evidence are being handpicked by reporters without proper context, in order to pique public curiosity about this case,” said attorney Frank Prieto and his legal team. “What is clear to us is the evidence for the extreme emotions and dysfunction of an affair.”
Clenney’s team argues that while they are “gathering all the evidence” for trial, it should be noted that most of the records released in this case are from Obumseli’s cell phone—and the case should focus on what happened in April.
“This is about the action she took that day to save her own life,” the legal team added. “It’s not about the recordings, the text messages or the previous fights. Courtney is a victim of domestic violence and we believe she failed the system as she repeatedly asked for help. The actions Courtney took that day to protect herself were justifiable. She is scared for her life.
In messages from October 2021, when the couple still lived in Texas, the two argued after Clenney apparently took Obumseli’s cell phone. During their exchange, this took place once Obumseli returned to his phone, claiming that the day before, Clenney had stabbed him in the leg and he was unable to walk.
“I still wish you a good day even though my leg hurts because my girlfriend stabbed me,” Obumseli said in an October 9, 2021 text message, adding that he didn’t make her “feel bad because stabbed” him.
The next day, Obumseli repeatedly texted Clenney to open the door, saying that at one point she had hit him with her phone “in the face and then continued.[d] To hit me in the back of the head with a phone.
“I’m bleeding. Vomiting – think I have a slight concussion and anxiety,” he wrote. “I slept in the toilet for two hours and I was speechless.”
Just minutes later, Clenney texted back: “I’m sorry for hitting you in the face and back of the head and spitting at you. Is it right? No. You just pissed me off, but still love you.
Clenney eventually apologized for the change and for not replying to his texts while he was in pain, adding that she didn’t realize he might have suffered a mild concussion.
Months later, Obumseli and Clenney had another text message exchange after they moved into a luxury apartment in Miami. The pair appeared to have had another argument, prompting Clenney to eventually text OBUMSELI: “Hopefully this gives you time to think about your actions.
“Enjoy the hospital,” she added in a January 30, 2022 message. “Tell them about you and I’ll tell them what happened.”
The photos show that Obumseli suffered two deep cuts on his face and had to go to the hospital for stitches. But Obumseli texted Clenney back insisting he wasn’t saying anything and would instead say he was cut from a “football incident”.
The messages show that Obumseli continued to text Clenney that night, asking her to come see him and revealing that he was terrified. In one message, he noted that he had been stabbed “many times”. The next day, Clenney apologized for not visiting him at the hospital, adding, “I feel so sorry, sad and humiliated, and I’m so sorry for hurting you.
On February 28, 2022, text message, over a month before his death, Obumseli sent his girlfriend a lengthy message discussing the status of their relationship and the fact that Clenney called he is a racial scammer.
“Your boyfriend is Black and that’s what you’re calling him,” he said.