A woman charged with first-degree murder as a result of a deadly stabbing in Maryland has been identified as the adopted daughter of former Bush admin official John Negroponte.
John Negroponte and his wife adopted five “orphaned or abandoned Honduran children” after he served time in that country as the US Ambassador.
Sophia, the one charged with first-degree murder, was the last child he adopted from that troubled country.
Fox News reported that 27-year-old Sophia Negroponte, was arrested Thursday night in the death of 24-year-old Yousuf Rasmussen. WTTG reported that Rasmussen was pronounced dead at the scene in the suburb of Rockville shortly after 11 p.m.
Police sources told the station that Negroponte and Rasmussen were acquaintances who had been involved in a disagreement. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call this number: 240-773-5070.
John Negroponte served as an ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines and Iraq over a diplomatic career spanning the better part of five decades. He served as deputy national security adviser under President Ronald Reagan and became ambassador to the U.N. in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.
He served in that position until June 2004 and was named U.S. ambassador to Iraq the following month. In 2005, Negroponte became the first-ever Director of National Intelligence and was named deputy secretary of state in February 2007, a position he held for the remainder of the George W. Bush administration.
From Wikipedia: John Dimitri Negroponte born July 21, 1939) is an American diplomat. He is currently a James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor at the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. He is a former J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of International Affairs at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to this appointment, he served as a research fellow and lecturer in international affairs at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, United States Deputy Secretary of State (2007-2009), and the first ever Director of National Intelligence (2005-2007).