Raleigh woman dies following stabbing

Jameson "Jamie" Kirk Hahn and her husband Nation Richard Hahn (Photo courtesy of family)
April 23, 2013 9:00:00 PM PDT
A Raleigh woman brutally stabbed at her home Monday evening has died.

Jameson "Jamie" Kirk Hahn, 29, was badly injured, along with her husband Nation Hahn, 27, when police said Jon Broyhill - who was formerly a close friend to the well-known political couple - allegedly stabbed them at their North Raleigh home before turning the knife on himself.

According to a statement by the Hahn family, Jamie passed away shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday.

"Jamie lost her struggle to live this morning," the family said. "We lost a beautiful and loving wife, daughter and friend. We all lost a pure and brave spirit."

The family said they were inspired by how the community rallied around her following the incident.

"It is our fervent hope that an even larger community will be inspired now by the way she lived her life," the family continued. "She dedicated her life and her work to the ideal that we were put on this earth to care for those who need an extra measure of care. She believed in justice, opportunity and fairness for all. She loved politics and she saw the Democratic Party as the path to realize her ideals."

"She had a gift for bringing us together - black and white, young and old, gay and straight. She challenged us to work together for a better world," her family said. "Her light will shine on in all of us who knew and loved her."

Her death came just hours after an emotional vigil Tuesday evening at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church.

The Hahns, who have been heavily involved with Pullen Baptist, are well-known in statewide and national Democratic political circles as young and talented strategists and fundraisers.

A wedding announcement in a South Carolina newspaper listed Broyhill as the best man at the couple's wedding in April 2009. The Hahn family said Broyhill did not live with the couple, but visited regularly and ate dinner with them Monday evening.

Broyhill had been charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury. Raleigh police said they are in the process of charging him with murder following Jamie's death and arrest warrants are expected to be served once he is released from WakeMed.

Sources told ABC11 Wednesday a possible motive for the attack could involve missing money. Broyhill apparently kept the books for Jamie Hahn's business and some political campaigns.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman at WakeMed said Broyhill is listed in good condition.

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