The daughter of a former United States ambassador and U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte has been accused of fatally stabbing a person.
Sophia Negroponte was taken into police custody and charged with first-degree homicide on Thursday following the dying of Yousuf Rasmussen, in keeping with the Montgomery County Division of Police.
The 27-year-old was arrested after police responded to a report of a stabbing in a house positioned in Rockville, Md., authorities mentioned.
Officers from the Rockville Metropolis Police Division arrived on the residence round 11:16 p.m. and located Rasmussen, 24, affected by what gave the impression to be a “slicing wound,” in keeping with officers.
Sadly, Rasmussen handed away from his accidents on the scene. His physique was transported Rasmussen’s physique was transported to the Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for an post-mortem.
Sophia and Rasmussen have been acquaintances and had been arguing earlier than the officers arrived, in keeping with investigators.
Police imagine Rasmussen was injured in the course of the disagreement.
The Montgomery County Division of Police mentioned in a launch that investigations are nonetheless ongoing. They encourage anybody further with info concerning the incident to contact its Main Crimes Division at 240-773-5070.
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Sophia is among the 5 kids John — a former U.S. ambassador in Honduras, Mexico, and the Philippines — adopted with spouse Diana Villiers Negroponte.
Throughout President George W. Bush‘s administration, John was appointed the first-ever Director of Nationwide Intelligence from 2005 to 2007 earlier than serving because the U.S. Deputy Secretary of State from 2007 to 2009.
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Diana is presently listed as an expert lecturer on the web site for George Washington College’s Elliott College of Worldwide Affairs.
Representatives for John and Diana didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
An legal professional for Sophia was not instantly recognized.