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Jamie and Nation Hahn Stabbing Update: Former "best man" Jonathan Broyhill charged in N.C. activist's murder

Jonathan Broyhill is wheeled before a Wake County, N.C., magistrate on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 to formally be charged with murder in the stabbing death of Jamie Kirk Hahn.
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(CBS) RALEIGH, N.C. - Jonathan Broyhill, the man accused of fatally stabbing political strategist Jamie Kirk Hahn and injuring her husband, Nation Hahn, at the couple's Raleigh, N.C. home last week, was released from a local hospital Tuesday morning and taken to jail, where he was booked on a charge of murder, CBS affiliate WRAL reports.

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Broyhill, 31, a longtime friend of the Hahns and the best man at their wedding, had been recovering at the hospital since April 22 from what Raleigh police say were self-inflicted injuries.

Broyhill was wheeled into the Wake County magistrate's office shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday for his first appearance on the murder charge, the station reports. Both of his wrists were reportedly bandaged.

Jamie Hahn, 29, died April 24 of her injuries; her husband, Nation Hahn, 27, was also stabbed but was later released from the hospital.

Broyhill has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury for Nation Hahn's attack, according to the station.

Raleigh police haven't released details of the crime, but people close to the case have said that Broyhill was at the Hahns' home on the evening of April 22 for dinner.  Jamie Hahn reportedly escaped the attack and ran outside before collapsing in a neighbor's yard.

While the motive is unclear, Broyhill, who had worked for Jamie Hahn's political fundraising firm, was reportedly under suspicion for questionable activities involving the campaign of former Rep. Brad Miller, WRAL reported.

According to the station, nearly $60,000 in campaign funds were missing and Jamie Hahn had planned to confront Broyhill about the issue, Miller told the station last week.

Jamie Hahn's stepfather has reportedly said that, when she did, Broyhill "just lost it."

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