2012 PG&E Worker Attack: Jury Finds Man Insane, Made Famous By 'Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker' Intervention
Caleb "Kai" McGillvary, 24, talks to the media as he is taken by Union County sheriff's officers to jail in Elizabeth, N.J., Thursday, May 30, 2013. McGillvary is charged with beating 73-year-old lawyer Joseph Galfy to death after they met in New York City. Galfy's body was found in his Clark, N.J., home. McGillvary, who gained Internet fame as "Kai, the hatchet-wielding hitchhiker," says he's not guilty of the murder charge.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) _ A California jury has found a man insane in a 2012 attack on a Pacific Gas & Electric crew that gained national attention because of the hitchhiker who allegedly intervened in the attack.
Caleb McGillivary gained Internet fame as ``Kai the Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker'' after he gave an interview in which he said he used a hatchet to fend off a further attack by the suspect, Jett McBride.
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The Fresno Bee reports that a jury on Thursday found McBride insane when he drove his car into the utility crew in Fresno. The jury previously convicted him of assault with a deadly weapon.
McBride testified that he thought he was Jesus Christ. His attorney, Scott Baly, says his client will now likely be sent to a state hospital.
McGillivary, meanwhile, has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in New Jersey.
Published at 2:48 PM PST on Jan 17, 2014
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