CLINTON COUNTY, Ky – A 3-year-old girl died in Kentucky after her uncle slit her throat in an attack her father heard over the baby monitor, authorities said.
Josephine Mia Bulubenchi died Sunday at the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, where she was taken after reportedly being attacked early Saturday by Emanuel Fluter, 33.
The accused murderer is the uncle of the little girl. He was living with his sister, Simona Bulubenchi, in Clinton County, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.
Sheriff Jim Guffey said the killing was the “most horrendous crime” he had seen in more than 15 years on the job.
The girl’s father, Benjamin Bulubenchi, heard his daughter screaming on a baby monitor during the attack. As a result, he rushed into the girl’s room and found her throat slit.
Moreover, Fluter wasn’t finished. He then turned the knife on the father, cutting him as well, Guffey told the news agency.
Police in Clinton County,Kentucky: Uncle slit throat of 3-year-old girl. Emanuel Fluter now charged with murder: https://t.co/oakvyAuuUq
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Four additional children were in the room during the murderous attack, according to reports.
At the present moment, it’s unclear what provoked the attack. Nevertheless, Guffey said investigators do not believe Fluter was under the influence of drugs at the time of the homicide.
What led to Josephine Mia Bulubenchi a 3 year old Clinton County, Kentucky girl being fatally slashed with a knife from her uncle- Emanuel Fluter? https://t.co/nsp9vAO6Bm
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Fluter was lodged in the Clinton County jail on a $1m all-cash bond. The man is scheduled to be will arraigned Tuesday.
Emanuel Fluter now charged with murder in 3-year-old’s death at Clinton County home. Apparently the uncle lived with family that included 9 other kids. No word yet on why this happened. More on @WKYT pic.twitter.com/oPhgjE5SBE
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