wedding bouquetWhen it comes to selecting people to stand up for you at your wedding, it's a big deal. You choose people that you respect, love, and can count on ... hopefully. So a murder case out of North Carolina in which the best man from a couple's wedding has allegedly fatally stabbed the bride is more than chilling.

According to WNCT, 29-year-old Jamie Hahn and her husband Nation Hahn, 27, were attacked Monday night in their home. Nation was treated and released, while Jamie died Wednesday morning of her injuries. The suspect in the case -- Jonathan Wayne Broyhill, 31 -- was the best man in their April 2009 wedding. According to the reports, he has been arrested and was charged with attempted murder while Jamie was fighting for her life. Now that she has died, murder charges will likely follow.

The question now, of course, is why? Why would he do this to some of his closest friends?

According to reports, Nation and Jonathan grew up together, and all three attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They even all worked together and toward similar goals -- as Democratic political strategists -- and pictures show the three of them together smiling and seemingly enjoying a close friendship.  So what went wrong?

Was their jealousy? Some sort of romantic twist? Or some deep-seeded argument that finally came to a head? At this point we don't have many answers, but it sure does make us ask questions about those we know.

Most of us probably don't think someone we're close to is capable of something like this, but what does it take to push someone over the edge? Can someone we've known -- or think we know -- for years, suddenly just snap like that, or were there warning signs all along? I don't know, but I will certainly be following this case closely to see what kind of answers come forth.

What do you think could drive a best man to do something like this?

 

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