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Broyhill formally charged in Jamie Hahn's stabbing death

Posted April 30, 2013
Updated May 13, 2013

Jonathan Broyhill appears in Wake County District Court for his first court appearance on April 30, 2013. Broyhill is charged with first-degree murder in the April 24, 2013, death of Jamie Kirk Hahn.

— The man accused of fatally stabbing political strategist Jamie Kirk Hahn at her Raleigh home last week made his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon, hours after being released from a local hospital.

Jonathan Wayne Broyhill, 31, a longtime friend of Hahn's, had been recovering since last Monday at WakeMed from what Raleigh police say were self-inflicted injuries.

Broyhill, both of his wrists bandaged, was wheeled into the Wake County magistrate's office shortly after 11 a.m. where he was formally charged with first-degree murder.

Jamie Hahn, 29, died of her injuries on Wednesday; her husband, Nation Hahn, 27, was also stabbed but was treated and released from the hospital.

Broyhill is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury for Nation Hahn's attack.

Raleigh police haven't released details of the crime, but people close to the case have said that Broyhill was at the Hahns' home early Monday evening and had been getting ready for dinner when Nation Hahn heard screaming and found Broyhill stabbing his wife. She was able to escape and ran outside before collapsing in a neighbor's yard.

Also unclear is a motive.

Broyhill, however, had worked for Jamie Hahn's political fundraising firm, Sky Blue Strategies, and managed campaign funds for former Rep. Brad Miller.

Miller said last week that questions recently surfaced about nearly $60,000 in missing campaign funds and that Jamie Hahn had planned to confront Broyhill about the missing money. Jamie Hahn's stepfather has said that, when she did, Broyhill "just lost it."

Broyhill's next court appearance is scheduled for May 21. He has already been appointed a public defender, Joseph Arbour.

A spokesman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office said that, for medical reasons, Broyhill will be held at Raleigh's Central Prison, where there is a hospital.


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  • AtALost May 1, 2013

    A previous story said the three were always together. That should have been a huge red flag. If anyone other than your immediate family or spouse is always around you, it suggests they don't have a life of their own and may act erratically when the relationship with you is threatened.

  • garnertoy May 1, 2013

    itsmyownopinion remember you posting too lol

  • itsmyownopinion Apr 30, 2013

    What PROOF do you have that the case has been handled with kid gloves? And WHY is there more to the story than she confronted him about the embezzlement and he killed her?


    Remember the crowd you're posting with.

  • jupiter2014 Apr 30, 2013

    Why are they wheeling this guy around? Can't he walk?

  • exteacher Apr 30, 2013

    Nation had bad cuts on his arms/wrists/hands. think he lost a finger. He is having further surgery imminently.

  • zonk Apr 30, 2013

    Doesn't look like he is having a very good day at all.

  • VT1994Hokie Apr 30, 2013

    We don't know all of this story yet, but to kill a beautiful lady with such a promising future is hard to comprehend. He will get his just dues soon. Praying for her loved ones.

  • Obamacare survives Apr 30, 2013

    They were BOTH attacked, the husband was lucky enough to live through it.

    The husband was released from the hospital that same evening and he looked well at the memorial service.

  • Obamacare survives Apr 30, 2013

    He has that look on his face which inidcates he really regrets what he's done. Snapping like that and making a bad situation exponentially worse.

  • chichimama Apr 30, 2013

    He is not related to Broyhill furniture at all, they mentioned that in an N&O article on Sunday.