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Trial to start for man beat down by Kai the hitchhiker

On Tuesday the trial of Jett Simmons McBride is set to begin in California. McBride is the man that allegedly tried to kill a road workers because he was black, according to witness Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, AKA “Kai the Hitchhiker.” Unfortunately for prosecutors, McGillvary will not be testifying in their case against McBride because he is in jail in New Jersey awaiting a murder trial of his own.

VIDEO: Kai the Hitchhiker, Now Charged With Murder, Talks About Childhood Abuse

The eccentric “homefree” hitchhiker who became a Youtube sensation after saving a woman from a “giant racist” is now accused of murder. In this below video, McGillvary describes the abuse he endured as a child. The audio comes from a radio interview he gave before his arrest.

Kai ‘The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker’ Charged With Murder

Fans of Caleb Lawrence “Kai” McGillvary, the self-proclaimed “home-free” hitchhiker that became an Internet sensation after saving two people in Fresno, California, with his handy hatchet, from a giant racist are having trouble believing that the same heroic young man is now being charged in a New Jersey murder.

Hatchet-Wielding Viral Video Hero Kai is Wanted for Murder

From our friends at the Daily Dot: Authorities in Union County, N.J., have issued an arrest warrant for Caleb Lawrence McGillvary. You probably know him better as Kai the homeless hitchhiker, the colorful interview subject who saved two people’s lives from a racist in West Fresno, Calif., with a “SMASH” from his handy hatchet in February.

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