Posted: 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 26, 2013
By Rick Couri
Nathan Hahn picked Jonathon Broyhill to be the best man at his 2009 wedding to Jamie Kirk Hahn. He had no idea Broyhill would later kill his bride.
Broyhill went to the couple’s home and attacked them with a knife. After hurting both of them he then turned the knife on himself.
Nathan Hahn suffered stab wounds but Jamie died of her injuries on Wednesday morning.
The Hahn family released a statement saying “Jamie lost her struggle to live this morning. We lost a beautiful and loving wife, daughter and friend. We all lost a pure and brave spirit.”
The Hahn’s were a well known and involved in local politics and their church. They were said to have personal and business dealings with Broyhill and the later may have spurred the attack.
Broyhill was said to have been a bookkeeper for the pair’s campaign fundraisers and missing money may have been involved.
Broyhill has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill but now things will escalate.
Investigators are adding a charge of murder now that Jamie has died.
Broyhill is in a Raleigh hospital and listed in good condition. Police say the warrants and charges will occur upon his release.