Crime

One-Time Internet Celeb Hitchhiker Charged With Murder

"Kai the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker" stopped an attack on a utility worker caught on video in February, now alleged of killing 73-year-old attorney

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 The unlikely pair—an itinerant hitchhiker turned Internet celebrity and a lawyer three times his age—met amid the neon lights of Times Square and headed back to a squat brick home on a quiet New Jersey cul-de-sac, authorities say.

Days later, the lawyer was found beaten to death in his bedroom, wearing only his socks and underwear. The hitchhiker was arrested Thursday and charged with his murder.