NC Democratic strategist dies after stabbing

NC Democratic strategist dies after stabbing

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by BORA KIM / NBC Charlotte

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Posted on April 24, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 24 at 7:45 PM

LENOIR, N.C. -- A Democratic political strategist stabbed in her Raleigh home has died.
 
Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Wednesday that 31-year-old Jonathan Broyhill has been arrested. Broyhill had been charged with attempted murder prior to the death of 29-year-old Jameson Kirk Hahn at WakeMed.
 
Sughrue said the department would seek to have that charge withdrawn and present "probable cause for an arrest warrant charging him with murder."

Broyhill is accused of stabbing Hahn and her husband, 29-year-old Nation Richard Hahn, at their home Monday evening. A wedding announcement in a South Carolina newspaper listed Broyhill as the best man at the couple's wedding in April 2009.

Broyhill grew up in Lenoir, and attended West Caldwell High School.

Robert Chambers has been the Broyhill’s neighbors for more than 30 years. His children often played in the front yard with Broyhill’s when they were young.

“It’s hard for me to think of Jonathan doing something like that. Something bad had to have happened for him to do something like that because he was a good young man, he really was. I hate to hear this,” said Chambers.

A memorial service is planned for Jameson Hahn on Saturday in Raleigh.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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