CLINTON COUNTY, Ky. — A man stands accused of slitting the throat of his 3-year-old niece.
Police in Clinton County, Kentucky said the attack happened Saturday, Dec. 8, when 33-year-old Emanuel Fluter went into the toddler’s bedroom with a knife.
The girl’s father, Fluter’s brother-in-law, heard screams on the baby monitor and rushed into the bedroom.
The father was reportedly cut on the hand while confronting the attacker.
A police report said four other children were in the bedroom. The 3-year-old girl was airlifted to the hospital, but died on Sunday.
Jail officials noted there was no mugshot available on Saturday because Fluter had been acting too violently for a picture to be taken.
A neighbor said the family included nine children, and described them as a loving family.