Family Wants ‘Justice' for Man Fatally Stabbed at Luxury Miami High-Rise

"There's many unanswered questions and we just want justice for our brother, keep us in your prayers," brother Jeffrey Obumseli said

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The family of a man who was found stabbed to death at a luxury high-rise in Miami said they're hoping an arrest will be made soon in the killing.

Relatives of Christian Toby Obumseli and their attorney held a news conference Friday afternoon after meeting with Miami-Dade prosecutors.

"There's many unanswered questions and we just want justice for our brother, keep us in your prayers," brother Jeffrey Obumseli said.

Obumseli's cousin Karen Egbuna said the family has no reason to believe the murder was an act of self defense.

Christian Obumseli was fatally stabbed Sunday in what Miami Police have described as a domestic dispute at the One Paraiso condo building on Northeast 7th Avenue in Edgewater.

The 27-year-old was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Friends of Christian Toby Obumseli said they were shocked to learn of his killing.

Officials said a woman was detained at the scene and later taken for a mental health evaluation. Her identity hasn't been released.

Video obtained by TMZ showed a woman covered in blood as she's surrounded by police officers in the building.

Friends said Obumseli and his girlfriend lived in a unit in the building after moving to South Florida from Texas in the past couple years.

"These are our two friends we’ve gone on vacation with, we go to dinners with, we go out on the town with them, and it seems like it’s straight out of a crime documentary," friend Josh Ramsey said. "We would have never guessed it would have escalated to this point. I think I speak for our whole friend group, we are just shocked. Very distraught about this."

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Christian Toby Obumseli

No charges have been filed in the killing and police said it remains under investigation.

Family attorney Larry Handfield said he expects charges to be filed soon.

"The family is devastated by the loss of life," Handfield said. "At this point, all they're looking for is justice."

Handfield said Obumseli's family traveled from Texas to get answers, and are still trying to process what happened.

"We have no reason to believe this is self-defense," cousin Karen Egbuna said. "This is one of the youngest in the family, he is loved, he is kind, he is caring, soft-spoken, the idea that this is somehow warranted, is unthinkable."

Jeffrey Obumseli said his brother had been a star athlete and captain of his high school football team and had a bright future.

"My brother was so caring, my inspiration, an inspiration to others," he said. "He was a friend to everyone, very caring, funny, very bright, he had big dreams."

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