Father hears 3-year-old daughter's screams on baby monitor as her uncle slashed her throat and killed her in front of her four siblings
Beni Bulubenchi rushed to try and save his daughter when he heard her horrifying screams, but arrived to find that his brother had slit her throat
Law enforcement authorities have reported that a three-year-old daughter died after her uncle slashed her throat in front of her siblings while her father overheard her screams over a baby monitor.
The 33-year-old uncle, Emmanuel Flutur, tried to attack his brother Beni Bulubenchi when he rushed into the room and tried to disarm him. When Josephine was attacked by her own uncle, Beni heard his daughter's horrifying shrieks over the baby monitor. Despite paramedics' best efforts, Josephine died after she was rushed to a hospital on Sunday evening.
According to WYMT, Flutur was arrested by police in Clinton County, Kentucky, but was too violent for them to be able to take a mugshot at the station. The motive behind Flutur's attack is yet to be established by the Sheriff's office. According to the broadcaster, he was working with the family and had been living with them at the residence.
Speaking to reporters, a neighbor said: "They're such a beautiful family, the kids, mom, and the dad, they are very friendly, the kids are out in the yard playing a lot. It was just extremely heartbreaking. I just can't imagine someone being able to do that."
Following the tragic incident, the devastated father posted a heart-rending image on Facebook showing him clutching little Josephine's hand.
The family has set up a Just Giving page in order to raise money to fly the three-year-old's body to Michigan for her funeral. Until now, it has raised more than $38,000 of the $50,000 target. The page states that Josephine is the daughter of Beni and Simona, who have nine children.
The page addssays: "The family would like to transport the body of the little girl to Michigan for funeral services. We would like to help cover the transport and funeral expenses."
Meanwhile, Flutur has been remanded in solitary confinement with a $1 million bond on charges of murder, assault, and wanton endangerment. He is scheduled to be arraigned at the Clinton County District Court on Tuesday, Daily Mail reports.