It’s being recorded as “the most horrendous crime” in the 15 years.
On Saturday, Benjamin Bulubenchi heard the child’s screams on a baby monitor. After anxiously grabbing the screen to see what was going on, he saw the unthinkable: his daughter had a slit throat.
Just three years old, little Josephine was playing with her siblings and uncle, Emanuel Fluter, 33, when she was suddenly attacked. Emanuel suddenly attacked his niece and slit her throat. Just seconds after acting on his niece, his brother-in-law ran in and attempted to attack him.
In the process of attempting to de-arm his brother-in-law, Benjamin was also stabbed by Emanuel. He was violent and armed. Thankfully, someone called 911 and first responders arrived quickly.
Little Josephine and her father were flown to Lexington immediately. There, doctors took her into emergency surgery where they had hoped to save her life. However, their efforts were unsuccessful and little Josephine died the next day.
According to the Lexington Herald Leader, Josephine’s uncle was originally charged with two counts of first-degree assault and four counts of wanton endangerment. But after Josephine had passed away, one of the assault charges has been upgraded to murder.
It is still unclear as to what aggravated Emanuel to slit his niece’s throat. The Clinton County Sheriff, Jim Guffey, has shared that their is no explanation for Emanuel’s behavior and it’s difficult to say what tipped him over the edge.
This crime is difficult to everyone involved. Sheriff Guffey has claimed this tragedy as “the most horrendous crime” in the 15 years.
Please pray for the Bulubenchi and the officers assigned to this case. Josephine leaves behind two parents and eight siblings. This is a truly devastating case and I hope that this family is met with God’s perfect peace during this time.
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