A source close to Jamie Hahn's family told WNCN that Jonathan Broyhill claimed he had pancreatic cancer, when in fact he did not.
The Hahns had planned to take Broyhill to see a doctor about the condition. But instead, Broyhill is accused of stabling and killing Jamie Hahn Monday at her North Raleigh home.
Broyhill remained at WakeMed in good condition Thursday afternoon.
The News and Observer reported Thursday that members of the Pullen Memorial Baptist Church had been asked to pray for Broyhill because of his claim to have cancer. The Rev. Nancy Petty could not be reached for comment immediately.
The cancer claims come after news that Broyhill may have mishandled political funds. On Wednesday, former Democratic Congressman Brad Miller said that Jamie Hahn planned to look into how Broyhill handled funds from his recent political campaign.
The Hahns and Broyhill were closely connected to the Democratic Party, and Miller had hired Jamie Hahn's firm, Blue Sky Strategies, to help his campaign. Broyhill, who grew up in Lenoir with Nation Hahn, worked for Blue Sky.
"There is reason to think he did use campaign money improperly," Miller said in a telephone interview. "Jamie Hahn was going to get all the campaign records from him and look at them herself."
Miller said "What Jon told us did not match up with other information."
Miller says the campaign's finance actions caught the attention of the FEC late last year.
WNCN uncovered FEC records that appear to show a small handful of Miller's donors got refunds in excess of what they donated.
But, it's unclear if they actually got the money. Broyhill would have had access to those records.
Miller had represented parts of central North Carolina in Congress before deciding not to run in 2012.
A neighbor also told WNCN that Nation Hahn said there had been a financial dispute with Broyhill.
Miller told us he spoke with Nation Hahn Tuesday night. He said Nation told him that he got home from work Monday and everything was fine.
Miller said Nation Hahn told him he went upstairs to change clothes. "He said it was less than five minutes and he heard Jamie screaming."
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