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Politically active N.C. couple, Jamie and Nation Hahn, allegedly stabbed by former best man

(left to right) Jonathan Broyhill, Jamie Hahn and Nation Hahn.
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(CBS/AP) RALEIGH, N.C. - Jamie Kirk Hahn, a 29-year-old fundraiser who worked on political campaigns, died Wednesday of injuries she suffered in a Monday stabbing at her north Raleigh home that left both her and her husband severely wounded.

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Her husband, Nation Richard Hahn, 27, a Democratic strategist, was treated at WakeMed in Raleigh and later released.

Jonathan Wayne Broyhill, 31, is accused in the attack. A wedding announcement in a South Carolina newspaper listed Broyhill as the best man at the couple's wedding in April 2009.

Police said Wednesday that Broyhill, who is currently being treated for self-inflicted injuries sustained in the incident, will be charged with murder upon his release from the hospital, CBS affiliate WRAL reports.

According to a search warrant and 911 call released Tuesday, police reportedly found Jamie Hahn, with multiple stab wounds, on the ground about a tenth of a mile from her home with a trail of blood leading back to the scene of the alleged attack.

Pamela Hung, a neighbor of the Hahn's, told WRAL that Broyhill was very close with the couple and spent a lot of time at their home.

"I've seen him on many occasions, because he was practically like part of the family. That's how much time he spent at their house," Hung said. "To my knowledge, he was like their best friend, so you wonder, what the heck could have happened."

Raleigh police are continuing to investigate the attack.

  • Crimesider Staff

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