Embezzlement may be motive in Hahn slaying, Raleigh police say

From staff reportsAugust 9, 2013 

— Detectives investigating the April slaying of political fundraiser Jamie Kirk Hahn got the bank records of suspect Jonathan Broyhill for the year leading up to the day Hahn, 29, was fatally stabbed and her husband was injured at their home because they suspected Broyhill of embezzling, a search warrant shows.

Broyhill is charged with murdering Hahn, who died two days after the April 22 attack.

Broyhill worked at Sky Blue Strategies, Hahn’s political consulting firm and was the best man at her 2009 wedding to Nation Hahn.

“During the course of the investigation, it was learned that Jonathan Broyhill was suspected of embezzlement from the victims’ business,” Detective Z.A. Morse told a magistrate in asking for the warrant for the Wells Fargo account information.

Morse said the investigation has “determined that these financial documents may provide a motive for this murder....”

Former U.S. Rep. Brad Miller has said Broyhill wrote questionable checks to himself from a Miller campaign account to which he had access.

An earlier search warrant in the case said Broyhill had admitted involvement in the attack and told investigators that he brought the weapon used from his Glascock Street home.

The latest warrant, which was issued July 12 and returned to the court clerk’s office Thursday, covered “all complete bank statements to include but not limited to debits, credits, names of authorized users, all addresses associated with the account(s) and the name and address for the business in which the debit/credit cards were used.”

Morse said detectives had found Wells Fargo bank statements when searching his car and home after his arrest and a debit card in his possession when he was arrested.

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