Famed 'Hatchet Hitchhiker' arrested in NJ homicide

May 16, 2013 MSN

A man who gained famed online as "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker" has been arrested and charged with the murder of a New Jersey lawyer.

ELIZABETH, N.J. — A homeless, hatchet-wielding hitchhiker who became an Internet celebrity earlier this year was arrested Thursday for allegedly beating a New Jersey lawyer to death inside his home, authorities said.

Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, who became known as "Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker" after intervening in an attack on a California utility worker, was arrested at a Philadelphia bus station, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow.

McGillvary was charged with the murder of Joseph Galfy, Jr., a Clark, N.J. attorney found dead in his home on Monday.

McGillvary will be processed in Philadelphia and sent to back to New Jersey in to coming days, Romankow said. His bail is set at $3 million.

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