Former Langley High School Honors Student Stabbed to Death; Friend Charged

Mark Edward Waugh and Rahul Gupta attended honors classes together, reports say.

Rahul Gupta, 24, charged in homicide. Photo Montgomery County (Md.) Police
Rahul Gupta, 24, charged in homicide. Photo Montgomery County (Md.) Police

An altercation between two former Langley High School honor students left one stabbed to death and the other charged with murder, according to news reports.

Dead is Mark Edward Waugh, who was stabbed inside a Montgomery County high-rise apartment early Sunday morning, according to the Washington Post. Waugh was a first-year student at Georgetown University Law Center.

Rahul Gupta, 24, a biomedical engineering student at George Washington University, was being held Monday in the Montgomery County jail on a $2 million bond in the death, according to the Post.

Waugh and Gupta attended Langley High School in McLean, the Post reported, where they took several Advanced Placement and honors classes together. Waugh was in an after-school robotics club and Gupta played on the varsity tennis team, according to the Post.

Police were called at 3:25 a.m. Sunday to a report of trouble inside an apartment in the high-rise in Silver Spring, Md., where a party had been underway.

As the officers made their way into the apartment, they saw blood on the walls of the kitchen and living area and saw Gupta covered in blood, the Post reported, citing charging documents.

“I walked in on my girlfriend cheating on me,” Gupta said, according to the charging papers. “My girl and my buddy were cheating. My girl was cheating with my buddy. I walked in on them cheating and I killed my buddy.”

Waugh was a short distance away and was declared dead at the scene, according to the Montgomery County Police Department.


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