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Suspect pleads not guilty in political strategist's stabbing death

Posted October 29, 2014 10:36 a.m. EDT
Updated October 29, 2014 2:58 p.m. EDT

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 a Democratic political strategist last year pleaded not guilty to the crime Wednesday. 

Jonathan Wayne Broyhill, 32, is charged with first-degree murder in the April 22, 2013, stabbing of Jamie Kirk Hahn, 29, in her north Raleigh home. She died of her wounds two days later. Broyhill also is charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill in the stabbing of Hahn's husband.

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

Miller said shortly after Hahn's death that questions had surfaced about nearly $60,000 in missing campaign funds and that Hahn had planned to confront Broyhill about the missing money.

Broyhill is expected to go to trial in February.