TODAY   |  April 27, 2013

Funeral held for slain North Carolina woman

A service was held Saturday for Jameson Hahn, a North Carolina resident who was killed in a deadly stabbing. The suspect was the best man in her wedding. Her husband Nation said, “She was center, my rock and my soulmate.” NBC’s Thanh Truong reports.

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a tearful memorial service for jamison. to her friends and family she was simply jamey.

>> she lived an incredible life and was an example of caring about her community and caring about the people around her.

>> reporter: the 29-year-old democratic fundraiser died this week after being stabbed in her raleigh, north carolina home. parts of monday's 911 call are frantic.

>> there's a lady bleeding terribly. okay. it looks like she's been shot.

>> okay.

>> has she been shot? somebody stabbed her and she's bleeding real badly.

>> reporter: according to a search warrant police responded, finding hahn on the ground outside her house. they followed a trail of blood leading into the home where they found a suspect. 31-year-old jonathan broyhill. police say he attacked hahn and her husband who was treated and released from the hospital. broyhill himself was taken to the hospital for self-inflicted wounds and faces charges including attempted murder but police plan soon to up that charge to murder.

>> jamey was a bright light. she was a wonderful person -- compassionate.

>> reporter: the motive is a mystery. those that knew the couple say the hahns and broyhill were close. he apparently was best man in their wedding. all three were active in politics. broyhill and hahn worked together strategizing and fund raising for the democratic party in north carolina . hahn was considered a rising star . on friday u.s. senator kate hagen shared her sympathies.

>> the fact that we've lost somebody like jamey with an incredible amount of intellect, talent, energy, i think is a sad, sad day for our community.

>> reporter: on twitter, nation hahn posted this. i have no idea what i'm going to do without jamie hahn . she was my center, my rock, and my soulmate. jamie hahn will be laid to rest today. her accused killer far from a stranger. for today, nbc news, atlanta.