In the days following the fatal stabbing of Christian Toby Obumseli, people online found his alleged Twitter account. The account, listed as Toby Obumseli with a profile photo of the 27-year-old deceased, tweet feature from his teenage years. Searching for the keywords “black” “white” and “Black girls” on his site will bring up malicious comments that specifically target Black women. Now, Christian’s brother, Jeffrey Obumseli, has addressed the constant criticism of the tweets that surfaced.
The family responds
“As a family, we completely disagree with the ignorant and hateful tweets from my high school brother that have appeared recently. However, the tweets do not diminish our need for a thorough investigation into Toby’s murder or deny the need for justice,” Jeffrey wrote in an Instagram post.
He continued, “It has been a week since my brother was brutally and senselessly killed. Courtney Taylor Clenney’s callous actions have not shown any remorse.”
However, Christian’s past tweets have yet to be received. During his late teen years, he shared dissenting thoughts about dating Black women, about the looks and even bodies of Black women – sometimes compared to white women. .
“Can’t believe #oomf thinks I talk to Black girls when I’m not,” he tweeted in 2012.
“Oomf: “Black girls are born knowing how to move them a** me: honestly, they are not my type,” tweeted in 2012.
“The way Black girls embarrass themselves on TV…” also tweeted in 2012.
“@Molly__mann white breasts> black breasts just sayin haa…” was tweeted in 2015.
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As previously reported, police responded to a domestic dispute at One Paraiso in the Edgewater neighborhood of Miami on April 3. Authorities found Christian “with an obvious knife wound,” according to their public statement. Paramedics transported Christian to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, but he died of his injuries.
Christian’s girlfriend and social media influencer Courtney Tailor is said to have been detained at the scene and questioned. However, according to multiple reports, she allegedly made a suicide threat, which led to her referral to a psychiatrist for a psychiatric evaluation. These are details that Miami’s authorities have yet to confirm.
No named suspects, no arrests
In fact, investigators didn’t even single out Courtney as a suspect, despite two viral videos showing her involvement. A video, taken by TMZ, which shows the influencer sitting inside a One Paraiso apartment with blood all over his face, arms, hands, chest, stomach, and tight pants. In another clip, filmed on Friday, Courtney and her father are casually seated at a Miami hotel bar.
Jeffrey wrote in the statement: “We watched a video of Courtney kissing her dogs while covered in what we believe to be my brother’s blood and casually drinking at a hotel bar while My brother is in the morgue.
Her attorney, Frank Prieto, told TMZ that Courtney was “acting in self-defense” the day Christian was stabbed. His comment seems to confirm that she is responsible. However, Courtney’s account, according to Frank, is that she suffered “physical, emotional and mental abuse” at the hands of Christian. Lawyers even suggested Courtney could be a “victim of human trafficking.”
“My family needs your support”
Read the continuing statement published by Jeffrey Obumseli:
“The bottom line is clear: Courtney is being treated differently because of her privilege as a wealthy white woman. Within 24 hours of Toby’s death, the detective on the case soon concluded that this was not a violent crime. But the lack of information provided and the lack of transparency suggests that foul play is involved. Courtney admitted that Toby was unarmed. She has no injuries to support her story of impending danger. Also, Courtney has yet to explain exactly what happened leading up to Toby’s murder. We have every reason to believe that his death was the result of unwarranted and unwarranted violence. We want to see that justice is served.”
The statement continues…
“With family, you may not agree with every action or statement that is made, but it is my duty to fervently fight for my brother. No family has to go through what we’re going through. We have a long legal battle ahead of us to ensure justice is served. I need your support. My family needs your support. We couldn’t do this without the community.”
This is an evolving story.
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