Prosecutors wish to maintain Courtney Clenney in jail as they worry she’s going to escape the nation earlier than her homicide trial begins!
In case you haven’t been maintaining with the authorized case, Courtney – an grownup mannequin on OnlyFans – allegedly stabbed her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, to dying throughout a home dispute of their Miami condo again in April. She was arrested and faces as much as life in jail if she is convicted of second-degree homicide.
The pair reportedly had a really tumultuous relationship, with Courtney alleging she was the sufferer of “bodily, emotional and psychological abuse by the hands of Obumseli” and human trafficking. Nevertheless, mutual buddies claimed they solely witnessed Courtney getting violent towards Christian. Nonetheless, her protection crew is claiming she solely killed her boyfriend in self-defense.
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And now, in response to NBC, the Miami-Dade State Legal professional’s Workplace has launched footage of the social media influencer lined in bruises on a number of components of her physique proper after she stabbed Christian on April 3. Her attorneys are arguing that the images ought to enable her to be launched on home arrest. Nevertheless, per The Miami Herald, prosecutors declare that the bruises have been already on her physique in Instagram posts earlier than the brutal slaying.
They’re additionally insisting to maintain Courtney behind bars, as they’re involved she may flee the nation earlier than her trial begins. The explanation they consider she is a flight danger? Prosecutors pointed to the massive wealth she collected on OnlyFans, claiming she made thousands and thousands from the webcam website, and her capability to do her job as an “influencer” wherever on the earth so long as she has some web connection. The Miami-Dade State Legal professional’s Workplace acknowledged in a request to the courtroom on Thursday that Courtney has “a career she will be able to preserve overseas if she flees the nation, an act she will be able to actually afford financially,” including:
“The defendant moreover has the means of constructing fast escape and financially sustaining herself overseas.”
Moreover, they famous OnlyFans relies abroad – that means she can be out of US jurisdiction. The notion went on to say that Courtney earned $966,692 in 2020 and $1.8million in 2021. Then, she made some “suspicious” wire transfers after the homicide of Christian, together with $1,134,000 and $50,000 into her father’s account. Hmm…
Prosecutors famous that the “suspicious timing” made it appear she was “trying and in any other case getting ready to frustrate justice and keep away from legal prosecution.” Nevertheless, Courtney’s lawyer Sabrina Puglisi alleged she spent that cash on shopping for a home in Texas and “creating ties to the group” there. She then stated:
“We don’t suppose she’s going to flee.”
We’ll need to see whether or not the decide will determine on Tuesday to launch Courtney on bond, beneath home arrest, or maintain her locked up earlier than her trial. Ideas, Perezcious readers? Tell us within the feedback.
[Image via Miami-Dade County Jail, Courtney Clenney/Instagram]