Dad Hears Toddler's Cries on Baby Monitor as Uncle Allegedly Slits Her Throat


The uncle has been charged with murder after the 3-year-old died from the attack.

A Kentucky father heard his toddler's dying cries through a baby monitor as her uncle allegedly slit her throat over the weekend. 

Josephine Bulubenchi, 3, was reportedly playing with her siblings on Saturday morning when she was allegedly attacked by her uncle Emanuel Fluter.

Josephine's father, Beni Bulubenchi, heard his daughter's screams through the baby monitor and ran to find Fluter holding a knife, according to police. He reportedly wrestled the weapon away from Fluter, receiving a cut himself. 

Josephine was transported to the hospital but died from her injuries the next day.

It’s not clear what prompted the attack.

Fluter, 33, is charged with murder. He was initially charged with two counts of first-degree assault and four counts of wanton endangerment but those charges were upgraded when the toddler died. He is being held on $1 million bond.

A GoFundMe to help pay for Josephine’s funeral has raised more than $55,000. 

“The family of Beni and Simona Bulubenchi from Kentucky are going through a tragedy,” the campaign said. “One of their nine children, Josephine Mia ... has passed away Sunday December 9th, leaving behind a heartbroken family.

"The family would like to transport the body of the little girl to Michigan for funeral services."