The daughter of former American ambassador John Negroponte has been accused of murder

Sophia Negroponte, 27, was arrested on Thursday evening in a house in Rockville, Maryland, after reporting a stabbing, the Montgomery County Police Department said in a statement.

Officers found a man, 24-year-old Yousuf Rasmussen, inside the house “who suffered from what appeared to be a stab wound,” says the statement.

He was pronounced dead at home, police said.

Investigators determined that Rasmussen and Negroponte were acquaintances and that they were involved in a disagreement within the home. the statement said. During the disagreement, Rasmussen was injured, police said.

Rasmussen’s cause and modalities remain unknown, pending an autopsy by the chief medical examiner’s office in Baltimore.

It is unclear whether Negroponte has a lawyer. Information on Negroponte’s bonds is not yet available, police said.

Negroponte is the daughter of John Negroponte, a former American diplomat who has held various roles in the administration of President George W. Bush. He was the country’s first director of national intelligence in 2005. He served as United States ambassador to the United Nations from 2001 to 2004 and later served as deputy minister of state from 2007 to 2009.


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