Trial Set For Accused Killer Of Raleigh Political Strategists

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A trial date has been set for the man accused in an attack on two North Carolina Democratic strategists.

Local media outlets reported Thursday that Jonathan Wayne Broyhill's trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 1.

Broyhill is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2013 stabbing death of 29-year-old Jamie Hahn. He is also charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury after attacking Nation Hahn in the couple's Raleigh home.

Authorities say the 32-year-old Broyhill killed Jamie Hahn after she allegedly confronted him about money missing from a congressional campaign. Authorities have previously released details of a search warrant in which they say Broyhill admitted to his involvement in the case.

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The family of a democratic political strategist who was stabbed in her North Raleigh home says Jamie Hahn has died.

NBC affiliate, WNCN reports a family statement released at 1:50 a.m. Wednesday said, "Jaime 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."

Jamie, 29, and her husband Nation, 27, were attacked in their home on Tealwood Place Monday evening, according to WNCN. Both were transported to WakeMed, where Nation Hahn was treated and released and where Jamie died Wednesday.

Police have identified 31-year-old Jonathan Broyhill as a suspect in the stabbings. He was also injured, although the nature of his injuries is unknown.

Raleigh police intend to charge Broyhill with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. He will be charged and processed at the Wake County Jail when his medical condition permits.

Raleigh Police say the crime is not believed to be a random act.

A wedding announcement in a South Carolina newspaper listed Broyhill as the best man at the couple's wedding in April 2009.

The Hahns are considered up-and-comers in the Democratic Party. All three are democratic political strategists, and Jamie Hahn was also a prominent fundraiser for the state party.

Some of the groups Nation Hahn worked with include the Coalition to Protect All N.C. Families, a campaign opposed to the state constitutional amendment that limits marriage to a union between a man and a woman. He has also worked with the N.C. Sierra Club, the United Football League and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards' presidential campaign.

Jamie Hahn worked on campaigns for several politicians, including Edwards, former U.S. Rep. Brad Miller and former U.S. Senate candidate Ken Lewis.


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