Statement by the family of Jamie Kirk Hahn
Posted March 18, 2015
March 18, 2015
We are gratified by the jury’s verdict, and we are grateful to so many people: the members of the jury; Doug Faucette, Karen Scott, Abbie Lefever, Lorrin Freeman and the entire staff of the District Attorney’s Office; Judge Paul Ridgeway; Detective Zeke Morse and the entire Raleigh Police Department; all of the State’s witnesses; and the many, many friends and family members who have supported and sustained us through the difficult weeks of this trial and these terrible twenty-three months.
We know that difficult times still lie ahead. We will never be able to fill the hole left in our lives by the death of Jamie. We would give all that we have to have Jamie with us, to see her grow older and become a mother, and to witness the difference she would have made in the world.
Jamie’s death is a loss not just for our present and future, but for so many who were robbed of so much – the children Jamie and Nation would have parented, the lives that she would have changed for the better, the causes that she would have worked for, and the strangers who would have been greeted by her essential kindness, laughter and smile.
We will strive to keep her smile, her service and her spirit alive through the work of the Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation.