The parents of Courtney Clemney, the OnlyFans model accused of fatally st+bbing her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, in 2022, were arrested in Austin, Texas after authorities said they accessed the boyfriend’s laptop after the k#lling, according to new warrants.
CBS Mews reports that records showed that Kim and Deborah Clenney were booked at 2:34 p.m. by the Travis County Sheriff’s Office on out-of-state felony charges and were being held without bond for another agency.
According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Kim Dewayne Clenney, 60, Deborah Lyn Clenney, 57, and Courtney, now 27, are charged with one count of unauthorized access of a computer, computer system, or electronic device of Christian Obumseli.
It is reported that Clenney claims she st+bbed Christian Obumseli in self-defense back in 2022 at their Miami apartment. However, TMZ reported on Tuesday that the arrests of the social media influencer’s parents stem from a laptop belonging to Obumseli that was left at the apartment shared by the couple and recovered by the father.
According to the new warrants, many of Obumseli’s belongings were taken from the condo after his k#lling. Authorities who were investigating his k#lling had sought access to Courtney Clenney’s cellphone, along with her iCloud account and the iCloud accounts of her parents, the warrants said.
They received search warrants for the iCloud accounts and Apple complied, which gave investigators access to messages that included a group chat between Courtney Clenney’s attorneys and her parents. Included in the chat were discussions about Obumseli’s laptop and how to access it, including a reference to accessing the laptop using guessed passwords, the warrant said.
“Are there any PIN/passwords we can try before you see her tomorrow?” Kim Clenney wrote in one message, according to the warrants. He later determined the PIN was a number and not letters and the next day wrote “Hell yeah! That PIN worked!” according to the warrants.
“Kim. Hold off on going through the computer please. I don’t want to turn you into a witness just yet if you find something useful,” one of the attorneys wrote, according to the warrants.
The parents and attorneys also discussed potentially shipping the laptop, the warrants said. “When it comes to potential evidence, we always have to consider ‘chain of custody’ issues and don’t necessarily want to take the risk something gets ‘lost’ in mail,” one attorney messaged.
“Also, as I’m sure you guessed by me[SIC] prior text, we don’t want you accessing files because the State Attorneys could request their own independent analysis of the hard drive and accuse you of creating or modifying files,” another attorney messaged. “That’s why I want to put a quick pause on that. Obviously I know you would not do that but we want to maintain that credibility.”
“I had barely opened it and was starting to poke around, but we started a video call so I stopped,” Kim Clenney messaged according to the warrant. “Never opened a file, so I didn’t see
Days later, Kim Clenney sent a message saying “I’d also like for you to have the laptop soon, so you can see if there’s anything of use to us on it,” the warrants said. Records showed the laptop was eventually turned in to the defense attorneys. But Florida law says accessing a person’s computer without their permission, or in Obumseli’s case, the permission of his estate, is illegal.
On January 11, 2024, a new video surfaced showing the rocky relationship between OnlyFans model Clemney her boyfriend just months before he was st+bbed to dEath. The footage was released by the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office as part of a mound of new evidence in the case.
The video shows Clenney h#tting Obumseli over a dozen times while on a trip to Aspen, Colorado. The video is one of more than a hundred pieces of evidence released to the Obsumseli family’s house civil attorney as part of the investigation.
Clenney also is seen accusing Obumseli of cheating on her, which he denies.