A Dad heard his three-year-old daughter’s screams as her uncle slashed her throat in front of his four other children Kentucky police say.
Beni Bulubenchi rushed to the room to try and disarm his 33-year-old brother, Emmanuel Flutur, who cut him as he intervened.
Beni had heard the horrifying shrieks of his daughter Josephine over the baby monitor as her uncle attacked.
Josephine died on Sunday evening after she was rushed to hospital.
Police in Clinton County, Kentucky, arrested Flutur who was too violent for them to be able to take a mugshot at the station, according to WYMT.
The Sheriff’s office was unable to provide details on any motive for Flutur’s attack.
Flutur was working with the family, according to the broadcaster, and had been living with them.
Neighbors told reporters: ‘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.’
Beni posted a moving image on Facebook which appears to show his hands clutching Josephine’s tiny hand.
A Just Giving page has been set up to raise money to fly Josephine’s body to Michigan for her funeral and has already raised nearly $38,000 of the $50,000 target.
The page says: ‘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.’
The page states that Josephine is the daughter of Beni and Simona, who have nine children.
Flutur has been charged with murder, assault and wanton endangerment with a $1 million bond placed over him after being remanded in solitary confinement.
He will be hauled before a judge at Clinton County District Court, Albany on Tuesday.
SOURCE: Daily Mail, Ross Ibbetson