Detectives were still investigating the fatal stabbing on Friday, so prosecutors are yet to announce if they were filing charges against Tailor, who is claiming self-defense.

Tailor’s defense attorney said her client was a victim of domestic violence and acted only out of fear for her life.

“As Courtney struggles with the pain of being a survivor of domestic violence and the aftermath of the events that evening, we ask that the community and Christian’s family allow the police and the state to conduct their independent investigation of the events,” Frank Prieto said. “This is a tragedy for all involved but it was not criminal conduct; Courtney was defending herself and the investigation will reveal exactly that.”

However, friends of the couple allege Tailor was the violent one in the relationship. “We’ve seen her hit him; I have never seen him hit her,” Obumseli’s friend Ashley Vaughn said earlier this week.