Warrant: Raleigh man admitted involvement in political strategist's stabbing death
Posted May 20, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The man accused of fatally stabbing an up-and-coming political strategist and injuring her husband at their Raleigh home nearly a month ago was indicted Monday in the case – the same day a search warrant made public shows that he admitted to police his involvement in the crime.
Jonathan Wayne Broyhill, 31, is charged with first-degree murder in the April 22 attack on Jamie Kirk Hahn, 29, and attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in the stabbing of her husband, Nation Hahn, 27.
Jamie Hahn died from her injuries two days later. Nation Hahn, according to the indictment, was stabbed in his left hand, leaving his fingers "severely" sliced.
According to a search warrant returned late Monday morning for Broyhill's home, at 2325 Glascock St., Broyhill also told police that he brought the weapon from his house to the Hahns' home at 1705 Tealwood Place.
Raleigh police haven't released many other details about the crime, but people close to the case have said that Broyhill – a longtime friend of the couple – had been at their home for dinner when the attacks happened.
Nation Hahn was in another room when he heard screaming and walked in on Broyhill stabbing his wife, according to sources.
Jamie Hahn was able to escape and ran outside before collapsing in a neighbor's yard.
Police noted in several warrants seeking permission to access information on cellphones and iPads that there was a trail of blood from the house to where emergency workers found Jamie Hahn lying on the ground.
Authorities haven't commented on a motive, but another search warrant talks about investigators' needs to look at financial records due to embezzlement allegations against Broyhill.
Jamie Hahn ran Sky Blue Strategies, a firm focused on fundraising for nonprofit and political campaigns. Its clients include the North Carolina Democratic Party, the Wake County Democratic Party, gubernatorial candidate Bob Etheridge and former Rep. Brad Miller, who represented North Carolina's 13th congressional district.
Broyhill, at one point, worked for the firm and managed campaign funds for Miller.
Miller told WRAL News shortly after the crime that questions had surfaced about nearly $60,000 in missing campaign funds and that Jamie Hahn had planned to confront Broyhill about the missing money.
Broyhill was formally charged in the case on April 30 after he was released from a local hospital for what Raleigh police say were self-inflicted injuries.