Broyhill charged with murdering best friend's wife - WNCN: News, Weather

Broyhill charged with murdering best friend's wife

Posted: Updated:
Jonathan Broyhill was released from WakeMed, taken to the Wake County Detention Center and formally charged with murder. Jonathan Broyhill was released from WakeMed, taken to the Wake County Detention Center and formally charged with murder.
Jonathan Broyhill was wheeled into court in a wheelchair Monday afternoon. Jonathan Broyhill was wheeled into court in a wheelchair Monday afternoon.
RALEIGH, N.C. -

The man accused of stabbing his best friends wife to death has been formally charged with murder and made his first court appearance Tuesday.

Jonathan Broyhill, who appeared in a wheelchair and prison suit, is charged with killing Jamie Hahn by stabbing her in her North Raleigh home last Monday. She died two days later.

Broyhill was treated at WakeMed for self-inflicted wounds to his wrists.

Broyhill grew up in Lenoir with Nation Hahn, Jamie Hahn's husband, and was extremely close to the Hahns, working with Jamie at her political consulting firm, Sky Blue Strategies.

Broyhill's mother, Kay, expressed shock over what happened in a statement released Monday:
"Our family is still reeling from the shock of what happened last Monday," she said. "Our hearts are broken for the Kirk-Hahn families and we pray God will bring His peace and comfort to them in their grieving. Jon has always had a sweet gentle nature and been loved by all who knows him. We will continue to love him and support him in any way we can."

According to neighbors on Glascock Street in Raleigh, Broyhill was renting a room at a home owned by another woman. No one was home when WNCN knocked on the door. Neighbors say the woman who owns the house is too distraught to stay there, and is staying at another place.

The neighbors said they used to see Broyhill out on the porch on his laptop, doing political work.

They also said police removed computers from the property earlier in the week, and Broyhill's family was at the home Monday removing his items.

Broyhill is being held at a  Central Prison in Raleigh, where there is a medical facility for him to be treated.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • Indictment: Prosecutor was target of Wake Forest kidnapping

    Indictment: Prosecutor was target of Wake Forest kidnapping

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:57:33 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Justice said Kevin Melton has been charged with conspiring to kidnap in relation to the abduction of Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest homeThe U.S. Department of Justice said Kevin Melton has been charged with conspiring to kidnap in relation to the abduction of Frank Janssen from his Wake Forest home
    Nine people have been indicted in connection with the kidnapping of a Wake Forest man whose daughter prosecuted a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.
    Nine people have been indicted in connection with the kidnapping of a Wake Forest man whose daughter prosecuted a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang.
  • High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    High school senior kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:27:58 GMT
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since. "In a way it's kind of
    According to a senior at Cherryville High School, a pair of her red skinny jeans got her kicked out of her Senior Prom and has started a bit of a controversy at the school since.
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.