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Kai the Hitchhiker gets 57 years for beating NJ man to death


Kai the Hitchhiker gets 57 years for beating NJ man to death ELIZABETH, N.J. AP — A man who gained internet fame as “Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” has been sentenced to 57 years in prison for the beating death of a New Jersey man. Caleb McGillvary will have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence under terms imposed Thursday. The Alberta, Canada, native was convicted last month of killing 73 year old lawyer Joseph Galfy at Galfys home in New Jersey in 2013. Authorities said the two met in New York and the defendant stayed at Galfys home. McGillvary alleged he acted in self defense following an attempted sexual assault. Prosecutors said his statements were inconsistent and also cited the victims extensive injuries. The 30 year old McGillvary gained online fame after describing in a TV interview how he used a hatchet to intervene in a 2012 assault on a California utility worker. Get the news you need to start your day Get the news you need to start your day 2019, Philadelphia Media Network Newspapers , LLC / 2019, Philadelphia Media Network Newspapers , LLC /

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