Courtney Clenney‘s lawyer doubled down on her self-defense claims amid surfaced audio of his shopper berating Christain Obumseli with extreme use of the n-word. Police discovered that recording amongst others saved on Christian’s cellphone within the months main as much as his loss of life. Courtney is on trial for stabbing Obumseli on April 3 of their shared Miami apartment.
“The proof makes it very clear the 2 had been in a poisonous and dysfunctional relationship. from which Courtney had requested for assist from each police and her household to depart,” Clenney’s legal professional Frank Prieto informed TMZ.
In lower than two minutes, Courtney repeatedly calls Christian the n-word, threatens and asks to slap him, and taunts him with phrases like “man up, bitch.” She additionally calls for that he discover her cellphone and cost it utilizing express language.
All through the audio, Christian expresses confusion at Courtney’s heightened voice and yells. He additionally reminds her of his apologies. The heated dialog seemingly stemmed from Christian saying hiya to a buddy in passing and never telling Courtney about it.
Courtney’s Lawyer Labels Her A Sufferer Of Home Abuse
Prieto didn’t share any form of apologies on his shopper’s behalf for her racist rhetoric. However he did affirm the self-defense and sufferer of home violence narratives.
“She’s not going to trial for her life-style, her earlier arguments, or recorded rants. She goes to trial for defending herself in opposition to a violent wrestle along with her ex-boyfriend for which she feared for her life,” Prieto stated. “Courtney is a sufferer of home abuse.”
Prieto added that exhibiting items of proof with out context can forestall Courtney from having a good trial.
On the time of the stabbing, police didn’t establish Courtney as a suspect. She was detained on the scene however was finally launched. And when video surfaced of her lined in blood inside their condominium, she was nonetheless not named a suspect. Days later, a lady confronted Courtney as she sat at a lodge bar along with her father.
The videotaped interplay acquired as a lot viral backlash as Christian’s resurfaced tweets bashing Black ladies. His brother Jeffrey launched a press release addressing Courtney and his brother’s detrimental comparisons of Black ladies to white ladies. Within the assertion, the Obumseli household condemned his insults however continued to name for justice.
“Courtney Clenney’s callous actions haven’t been met with an oz of regret. We’ve seen movies of Courtney kissing her canine whereas lined in blood and casually getting drinks at a lodge bar days later whereas my brother lays within the morgue,” Jeffrey stated. He added, “…the dearth of transparency strongly suggests foul play was concerned” and that the household had “each cause to consider that [Christian’s] loss of life was the results of unwarranted and unprovoked violence. We need to see justice served.”
Footage Of Courtney Attacking Christian Surfaces After Police Cost Courtney With Homicide
Regardless of the household’s calls for for justice, her arrest didn’t come till August. She was detained at a rehab facility in Hawaii, the place she was allegedly receiving therapy for post-traumatic dysfunction and substance abuse. Authorities charged the 26-year-old with second-degree homicide with a lethal weapon.
Inside the similar week, TMZ obtained footage of Courtney initiating a bodily struggle inside an elevator in February 2021. Christian tried to maintain her at bay along with his forearm however finally shoved her a couple of occasions after she repeatedly lunged and swung at him. Courtney is seen punching his head and pulling his hair–at the same time as he walks out of the elevator on a distinct flooring.
By the top of August, a decide denied Courtney’s request for bail, regardless of her lawyer arguing for lowered prices. Within the weeks since extra particulars have emerged concerning the nature of their relationship.
Physique digicam footage launched in October reveals police talking to a constructing worker and Courtney two days earlier than the deadly stabbing. Nevertheless, the police appeared confused about Courtney’s state of affairs. She requested a restraining order in opposition to Christian, but additionally declined to say any violence on the night time of the decision–regardless of the worker witnessing Christian “charging” at her.