Kentucky parents Benjamin and Simona Bulubenchi live in a rural area of Clinton County, where neighbors say most everyone felt safe.

But on Saturday, Clinton County Sheriff Jim Guffey said “the most horrendous crime” he’s seen in more than a decade occurred in their home, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

The Bulubenchi family had nine children living in their home, alongside Simona’s brother, 33-year-old Emanuel Fluter.

One of the kids, 3-year-old Josephine, was in a room with four other children when her uncle entered and started an attack.


Her father heard the child’s screams over a baby monitor and rushed to the room.

Once there, he allegedly found that Fluter had slit his 3-year-old’s throat. The uncle then managed to cut Benjamin as well.

Police arrested Fluter and initially charged him with two counts first-degree assault. He was also charged with four counts of wanton endangerment because other children were present.

Josephine was taken to University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital, where she died from her injuries the following day. The Fayette County Coroner ruled her death a homicide.

Fluter has since had one of his charges upgraded to murder.

The uncle’s motive for killing his niece remain unknown, but Guffey said he didn’t appear to be under the influence. He told the Herald-Leader:

“He was not acting like he was on anything.”

A GoFundMe started for the family states that they wish to transport Josephine’s body to Michigan for a funeral. The campaign has raised more than $40,000 so far.

Fluter is currently being held on one million dollars bond.

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17 Replies to “Dad Hears 3-Year-Old Daughter Screaming Over Baby Monitor. Her Uncle Is Charged With Slitting Her Throat”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    This person should rot in jail forever. That is a heartless individual that doeybdling with the public. How could he do such a horrible thing. That poor baby. God bless you sweetheart and now you are safe.

    • Bat Fang 2 years ago

      Rot in jail forever? Too much burden on the taxpayer. Either the death penalty or give him life and make it known to the other inmates what he did. They’ll see that he has an accident.

    • kat 2 years ago

      He should be executed.

    • Robert Miles 2 years ago

      To insure the other inmates do an adequate job, convict him of child abuse as well and make that the only conviction the other inmates are told about.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    My heart goes out to the family, rest in peace baby girl.. just so ?

  • Angi 2 years ago

    They need to check and see if she had been sexually assaulted. It could be a motive for killing her.

  • Grace 2 years ago

    He likely molested her & was trying to shut her up. Sick & depraved. Rest easy little Angel.

    • Gary Metilly 2 years ago

      Our hearts go out to you and your family. May you find peace.

      To others insinuating other things: Why suggest further atrocities by the uncle without proof? We, who are looking in on this tragedy, need to be cautious about what we say. It shows consideration for this suffering already. Please, let’s practice decency.

      • iitywybad 2 years ago

        Are you serious? We should be “cautious” about what we say about this sub-human? BS! There is NOTHING anyone can say about this cretin or any speculation about other despicable acts that would be out of line. Your comment belongs in the same category as the left wing news person who referred to the current French terrorist as “this gentleman” – gentleman??? – it’s a steaming pile of ……..

  • David Phillips 2 years ago

    So sad my heart is saddened over this awful assault.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    This is just too horrible…under the influence – of what?!?! I may well be criticized for this-but think this is just one example of the devil himself walking the earth, taking whomever he will devour. Sad, sick story…

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Hang um

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Child is under 5, here in Texas that would be capital murder and death penalty bound

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Death penalty. Sick individual.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    2 words….general population!

  • Brenda Cohen 2 years ago

    Any man who kills a child should be put to death!!!!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I think someone should slit his throat and just leave him laying in the desert somewhere so he can suffer all alone he’s a fucken asshole bastard

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