TODAY   |  May 17, 2013

Hatchet hitchhiker hero now arrested for murder

Kai the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker, who became a viral star after saving a woman’s life by hitting her assailant on the head with a hatchet, has now been arrested for murder in a separate case involving a 73-year old New Jersey man.

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>>> from hero to murder subject kai is featured on local news reports for saving a woman's life by hitting her assailant over the head with his hatchet, the 24-year-old appeared on " jimmy kimmel live ." he is now in police custody arrested in connection with the murder of a 73-year-old emergency man, caleb mcgillvary posted he was sexually assaulted and drugged by the victim.