Instagram Model’s Parents Arrested In Texas for Unauthorized Access in Daughter’s Murder Case

AUSTIN, Texas – The parents of Courtney Clenney, a model known for her presence on social media platforms like Instagram and OnlyFans, were arrested in Texas in connection with the investigation of their daughter related to the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend in Miami in 2022.

Kim and Deborah Clenney were booked in the Travis County Jail in Austin and accused of unauthorized access to an electronic device in connection with their daughter’s case. Courtney Clenney, who also goes by the name Courtney Tailor, was arrested in Hawaii in August 2022 and charged with second-degree murder in connection with the death of her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli.

The Miami-Dade State Attorney, Katherine Fernandez Rundle, revealed that Clenney and Obumseli had a tumultuous and combative relationship, which resulted in multiple complaints, threats, and 911 calls. Video evidence from WSVN-TV in Miami showed an incident in February 2022 where Clenney appeared to be attacking Obumseli in an elevator.

Obumseli was found dead on April 3, 2022, inside their apartment with visible stab wounds. According to Rundle, Clenney’s statements to the police were inconsistent and did not match with the medical examiner’s findings. Clenney allegedly claimed self-defense and stated that she threw a knife at Obumseli only after he had grabbed her by the throat. However, the medical examiner’s findings did not align with Clenney’s account, suggesting that Obumseli suffered a deep knife wound by someone close.

Further investigation revealed text messages between Deborah and Kim Clenney, their daughter’s lawyer, and others, discussing how to access Obumseli’s laptop after his death. There were also discussions about potential passwords to access the laptop. The attorneys involved have not been charged, and one of them expressed surprise and concern regarding the Clenneys’ arrests, suggesting prosecutorial overreach and misconduct.

These recent developments have left Obumseli’s family saddened, as they had been requesting the Clenneys to hand over their son’s belongings, including his laptop, for months following his death. The family’s attorney expressed disappointment in seeing attorneys mentioned in an arrest warrant, calling it “a sad day” for the legal profession.

The case continues to unfold, with ongoing investigations and legal proceedings putting the spotlight on the tragic events surrounding Clenney and Obumseli.