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Kentucky Man Charged With Murder of 3-Year-Old Niece

Clinton County Sheriff Jim Guffey said the girl's father heard her scream on a baby monitor

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    Man Charged in Deadly Throat-Cutting of 3-Year-Old Niece

    Emanuel Fluter, 33, appeared in court Wednesday to face murder charges after allegedly slashing his 3-year-old niece's throat over the weekend, killing her. Josephine Bulubenchi, the victim, was asleep at the time of the attack. A plea of not guilty was entered on Fluter's behalf.

    (Published Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018)

    A Kentucky man accused of fatally cutting the throat of his 3-year-old niece faced a judge for the first time Tuesday.

    Emanuel Fluter, 33, is accused of slashing Josephine Bulubenchi's throat over the weekend while she was sleeping. She died in a Kentucky hospital more than a day after the attack.

    Fluter is charged with murder, assault and four counts of wanton endangerment.

    Clinton County Sheriff Jim Guffey said Josephine's father heard her scream on a baby monitor Saturday morning and rushed in to try to disarm Fluter, receiving a cut on his hand.

    There were four other children in the room when the attack took place, according to the arrest citation.

    A not guilty plea was entered on Fluter's behalf.