Posted: 17 May, 2013
Kai, the hatchet wielding hitchhiker, has been arrested on a murder charge
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Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, you might remember him as "Kai, the hatchet wielding hitchhiker", has been arrested and charged for allegedly beating a New York lawyer to his death.
The victim, Joseph Galfy aged 73, was found dead in his home on May 13 - an autopsy revealed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma.
The 24-year-old became an internet celebrity earlier this year for intervening in an attack involving a California utility worker.
In the colourful interview that became a YouTube sensation, the "homefree" Kai describes the way he used his hatchet to repeatedly strike a man who had assaulted a woman.
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A recent Facebook post by Kai indicated he had been the victim of a graphic sexual encounter.
Reports say Kai cut his hair in order to change his appearance while trying to evade police.