Sophia Negroponte, the 27-year-old daughter of John Negroponte former United Nations ambassador’s served during the George W. Bush era, is accused of fatally stabbing a Maryland man. Yousuf Rasmussen was pronounced dead at the scene after officers responded to a Rockville City, home and discovered him suffering appeared cutting wound.
Negroponte was arrested Thursday and charged with first-degree murder, according to Montgomery County police. We lover her deeply, She was trying to live on her own and attend college. And she has our total support, stated suspect’s mother, Diana Negroponte . Police claim the stabbing ensued after a disagreement between the alleged acquaintances, Negroponte and 24-year-old Rasmussen.
Negroponte, who was born in Honduras, is the adopted daughter of John Negroponte, who was appointed as the country’s first national intelligence director in 2005 before serving as deputy secretary of state from 2007 to 2009. He also served as ambassador to Iraq, the Philippines and Mexico.
The suspect’s next hearing date is scheduled for Tuesday for a bond review hearing, asserted police spokesman Rick Goodale.