Adopted daughter of former top diplomat John Negroponte charged with murder in Maryland stabbing


A girl charged with initially-diploma murder in relationship with a lethal stabbing in Maryland has been identified as the adopted daughter of former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Negroponte.

Sophia Negroponte, 27, was arrested Thursday night in the dying of 24-year-old Yousuf Rasmussen. WTTG reported that Rasmussen was pronounced dead at the scene in the suburb of Rockville soon after 11 p.m.

Sophia Negroponte

Sophia Negroponte
(Montgomery County Law enforcement Division)

Law enforcement sources informed the station that Negroponte and Rasmussen had been acquaintances who had been associated in a disagreement. Anybody with information and facts about the scenario is questioned to contact 240-773-5070.

John Negroponte served as an ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines and Iraq more than a diplomatic career spanning the better aspect of five many years. He served as deputy nationwide security adviser beneath President Ronald Reagan and grew to become ambassador to the U.N. in the days right after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

John Negroponte served in several high-level positions under five presidents.

John Negroponte served in many substantial-stage positions under 5 presidents.
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Negroponte served in that placement till June 2004 and was named U.S. ambassador to Iraq the adhering to thirty day period. In 2005, Negroponte grew to become the first-at any time Director of Countrywide Intelligence and was named deputy secretary of point out in February 2007, a place he held for the remainder of the George W. Bush administration.

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A 2007 Washington Submit profile famous that Negroponte and his spouse Diana had adopted 5 “orphaned or deserted Honduran little ones.” The story quoted Sophia, then 13, as stating: “I was the last to be adopted.”

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