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Hahn slaying suspect reportedly made false cancer claim - update and new info on the Hahn murder

Hahn slaying suspect reportedly made false cancer claim

Published: April 25, 2013 Updated 5 minutes ago
Democratic party strategists Nation Richard Hahn and his wife Jameson Kirk Hahn were stabbed in their North Raleigh home at 1705 Tealwood Place on Monday evening. Jonathan Wayne Broyhill has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.



By Josh Shaffer, Anne Blythe and Thomasi McDonald ó jshaffer@newsobserver.com

RALEIGH ó The man accused of fatally stabbing political strategist Jamie Hahn told both her and her husband that he was suffering from pancreatic cancer, a story that turned out to be untrue.

A week ago Wednesday, at the Hahnsí request, the Rev. Nancy Petty asked a Wednesday night dinner group at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church to pray for Jonathan Broyhill, according to a member of the congregation.

Last night, Petty told the group gathered for dinner that the cancer story wasnít true, said the member who was there.

Broyhill, 31, a longtime friend of husband Nation Hahn and best man at the coupleís 2009 wedding, remains at WakeMed with self-inflicted injuries. He has been charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Raleigh police said Wednesday they expect to upgrade Broyhillís charges to murder.

Jamie Hahn was stabbed numerous times in the abdomen Monday evening. Friends reported that her husband was upstairs, changing into gym clothes, when he heard his wife scream. He ran down to find her being attacked and received cuts on both hands as he tried to stop the violence.

As the Triangle mourns Hahn, a rising star in Democratic party circles, attentions turn to the relationship between the three. Nation Hahn and Broyhill both hail from Lenoir in Caldwell County. They often watched college basketball together, and Jamie Hahnís Facebook wall shows a photo of the three sipping drinks at a pool with palm trees in the background.

Several of their friends said Broyhill had recently told friends he was diagnosed with cancer .

They said Broyhill told the Hahns he had an appointment with the doctor on Tuesday and asked them to come with him. He had planned to spend the night with the Hahns, his friends said, but neither the cancer nor the appointment existed.

Questions have also risen over questionable campaign finance reports Broyhill made while working for Hahnís firm, Sky Blue Strategies.

Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Miller, who decided not to seek re-election in 2012, said he hired Sky Blue for fundraising help around 2010. Broyhill was the main person with access to fundraising software, Miller said.

In October, the Federal Elections Commission sent Miller campaign treasurer John Wallace a letter requesting more information about documents that appeared to show donors receiving refunds from the campaign in excess of what they paid.

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/04/25/2849501/hahn-slaying-suspect-reportedly.html#emlnl=Breaking_News#storylink=cpy

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Thu Apr 25, 2013, 10:06 PM

1. the more I read the worse it gets

I am just stunned. I guess you just never really know about people. Jonathan seemed like such a nice person.

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