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'Kai the Hitchhiker' says Internet friends will pay for his defense

June 3, 2013 at 5:27 PM   |   Comments

ELIZABETH, N.J., June 3 (UPI) -- Accused killer Caleb "Kai" McGillivary said in an Elizabeth, N.J., hearing Monday his Internet fan base will pay to defend him against a murder charge.

McGillivary, 24, who gained Internet fame as "Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker" after he used a hatchet to thwart an attacker in an unrelated case, is accused of killing Clark attorney Joesph Galfy, 73, in his home in May.

Lorraine Stanley, McGillivary's public defender, entered a plea of not guilty on McGillivary's behalf in the Union County jail room normally used for arraignments, The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported.

Stanley said Facebook friends of McGillivary's have been working to arrange for New Jersey lawyer Miles Feinstein to represent him.

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