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The daughter of the former US ambassador, 27, is accused of murder after stabbing the 24-year-old man to death

Former US ambassador to the UN daughter, 27, is accused of murdering after “the man, 24, stabbing to death during a fight” in a home in Maryland

  • Police in Montgomery County, Maryland, arresting Sophia Negroponte, 27
  • Researchers say that she stabbed Yousuf Rasmussen fatally in a house in Rockville
  • Authorities say stabbing took place after the two, who knew each other, argued
  • Sophia Negroponte is one of the five adopted children of John Negroponte
  • John Negroponte was an American ambassador to the UN and deputy state secretary under George W. Bush
  • He and his wife adopted five children when he was an ambassador in Honduras

The daughter of a former US ambassador to the UN has been charged with the stabbing death of a man from Maryland after a fight on Thursday night.

Sophia Negroponte, 27, was arrested by authorities in Montgomery County who said she killed 24-year-old Yousuf Rasmussen in a house in Rockville.

According to researchers, Sophia and Rasmussen knew each other.

Negroponte is the daughter of John Negroponte, who was a US ambassador to the UN from September 2001 to June 2004 under George W Bush.

Sophia Negroponte, 27

Yousuf Rasmussen

Yousuf Rasmussen

Sophia Negroponte (left), 27, was arrested Thursday and charged with the fatal stabbing of Yousuf Rasmussen (right), 24, in a house in Rockville, Maryland, according to authorities

The police say that Sophia Negroponte stabbed Rasmussen after a fight on Thursday evening

The police say that Sophia Negroponte stabbed Rasmussen after a fight on Thursday evening

The police say that Sophia Negroponte stabbed Rasmussen after a fight on Thursday evening

Sophia Negroponte is the adopted daughter of John Negroponte, a former American ambassador to the UN. John Negroponte can be seen above in Bogota, Colombia, in May 2019

Sophia Negroponte is the adopted daughter of John Negroponte, a former American ambassador to the UN. John Negroponte can be seen above in Bogota, Colombia, in May 2019

Sophia Negroponte is the adopted daughter of John Negroponte, a former American ambassador to the UN. John Negroponte can be seen above in Bogota, Colombia, in May 2019

“Somewhere in the night they were involved in a disagreement with each other while they were at home,” a police spokesman in Montgomery County told WTOP.

The police still have to provide the bond information.

John Negroponte, currently teaching at the University of Virginia, also served as an American ambassador to Iraq from June 2004 to March 2005, then Director of the National Intelligence Service until February 2007 and Deputy State Secretary until January 2009.

He had previously been an ambassador to countries such as Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines under Bill Clinton, George H Bush and Ronald Reagan.

Negroponte and his wife, Diana Negroponte, adopted five girls during their stay in Honduras – Sophia, George, John, Alexandra and Marina.

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