Slain NJ Attorney Joseph Galfy Could Be Victim Of “Intimate Partner Violence Homicide”

kai-hichhikerFollowing the untimely death of a New Jersey attorney last week, WABC reports that Internet celebrity Kai “the Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker” McGillvary has been arrested in connection with the crime. The victim, 74-year-old Joseph Galfy, was found dead of “blunt-force trauma” in his apartment earlier this week after meeting up with McGillvary for reasons that aren’t yet known.

Though homeless, McGillvary considers himself “homefree” and relies on the kindness of strangers for food, shelter, and according to some, hookups. Investigators say surveillance cameras captured the two meeting in Times Square shortly before heading back to Galfy’s place in Clark, NJ. Though no official outlets have confirmed the two were meeting to “hook up,” the details of their meeting seem pretty suspect.

After Galfy’s body was discovered on Tuesday, McGillvary took to his Facebook page (yes, this homeless man has a Facebook page) to claim he was drugged and raped by Galfy. This is where anti-violence advocates start raising their eyebrows.

“This incident is complicated, and we do not have all the answers about what happened, but we do know that this looks very much like the hook-up violence we are seeing in our work,” said Sharon Stapel, Executive Director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project. “We know there is a need for LGBTQ-specific and mainstream community-based organizations to develop programs and campaigns to increase public awareness of hook-up violence, and intimate partner violence affecting our communities. We also want all LGBTQ people to have the information they need to stay safe.”

Last year, the NYC Anti-Violence Project recorded the highest yearly total of “intimate partner violence homicides” in the organization’s history—19, the majority of which were men.

Though the details of this potential “hookup from hell” have not yet emerged, NCAVP is working with Garden State Equality to raise awareness and offer support to those affected by intimate partner violence

“Based on the current information that we have, this seems like this potential homicide could be connected to hook-up and online dating violence,” said Jeffrey Campbell, Executive Director of Hudson Pride Connections Center. “We know that in all communities, but specifically in the gay male community, online and phone app dating and hook-up sites have become part of our culture.  It is key for our communities to institute safe guards and prevent violence when using the Internet and phone apps to hook-up and date.”

Stay safe while grinding! The last thing we need is a new string of hate crimes that end with more than broken bones.

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  • oilburner

    This low life piece of crap his story sounds so stupid and makes no sense he pretended to want to hook up with this older gentleman and rip him off when he got caught I believe he killed the fella probably on accident either way now the state of new Jersey can throw his home free asssss in a cage for murdering an old gay man. This guy is no hero he’s just dirty white trash

  • truthteller

    Is it just me, or did anyone else notice his “gay panic” defense? How does a hippy take that road?

    On another note, AVP says all gay guys should know how to keep themselves safe but don’t have any programs to teach us that.

  • MikeE

    On some other news website (not specifically gay, and unfortunately, I can’t for the life of me remember which one), I seem to remember reading that the police were now back-tracking Hatchet-dude’s recent travels to see if they fit the profile of a serial killer or something along those lines.

  • Deepdow

    I dislike weighing in like this but this Kai guy seems to have covered his tracks on FB. I do not believe his story. It is too convenient.

    Hatchet Man strikes again.

  • LaTeesha

    A druggie killed somebody. How is this surprising?

  • Caleb in SC

    @LaTeesha: Yes, Ma’am! And, to give credit to truthteller, he DID use the gay panic defense, which most juries, except those in Texas, have rejected.

  • Ron Jackson

    Kai is headed to jail no matter what. You can’t kill someone and then not report it to the police. Even if you claim that you defended yourself. Most likely Kai is a lying anyway. I think the “hatchet” death is suspect and the cops will be all over this guy to see what else he has been up to.

  • DarSco

    Drugged & raped? Yea OK! That’s pure Bull & this guy knows it. If he were really drugged & Fxxked he should have told the police, had this dude arrested & sued for mental trauma.

  • Luvcats

    My husband and I knew Joe for over 40 years as a bandmate of my husband, a friend and our attorney. He would NEVER have drugged and raped anyone and to see this POS claiming this is extremely upsetting. This scumbag posted this crap on FB trying to cover his butt and start a defense for what he did.

  • Bob LaBlah

    To say this guy is full of it is an understatement. In the incident where he hits the truck driver in the back of the head with the hatchet HIS version of the story is just outright b/s. He says the guy hits a road crew worker, gets out of the car to check on the guy, then tries to flee and he then hits the trucker in the head. The trucker says this maniac grabbed the steering wheel and veered into the man when they got close. Too close for the driver to jerk back in time to avoid hitting the poor guy. It doesn’t make sense as to why would the trucker “intentionally” drive into the guy, stop the car and check on him, and then try to run away. But the police bought it.
    I see a meth addict (or a modern day Andrew Cunnanan if you will) who just got caught and will face the judge for a no-doubt-in-my-mind cross country murder spree that has finally ran its course. This guy has meth addict written all over his face. Google him and watch the videos of him as he rants about what happened. Pay CLOSE attention to his eyes and the very DISTANT look in them.

  • Mitchell

    I thought he was full of crap when he said that stupid smash smash smmm assshh statement he also looked like a lunatic so sadly this doesnt surprise me that he would commit such a horrible and inhumanly act the act of murder. My heart goes out to the victim and his family.

  • Stache1

    @Mitchell: I wish he did that on Jimmy Kimmel for having the murderer on his show and giving him gifts.

  • Yang Tai

    You elitists are all the same.

    As a victim of rape at the hands of a well-respected powerful individual that no one believes me (evidently if you are wealthy and a member of certain classes, you cannot possibly have any criminal proclivities that your friends don’t know about).

    My attacker told police my memory was “cloudy” probably due to my past drug use.
    I was told that no one would believe me because of my race and my criminal convictions. The police didn’t’ bother to even take a report considering a domestic issue and tried to suggest I was extorting my attacker due to his stature.’Why were you there that night if you didn’t intend to have sex?’ They didn’t even bother to use a rapekit and take evidence.

    Apparently being queer by virtue is an invitation for someone to drug you and force his uncovered penis up your rectum.

    The whole ordeal has ruined my life. I’ll never trust the system again. I don’t advocate violence but when you can’t get justice, I can understand why people take their own.

  • notomophobejuststupidphobe

    bunch of stupid faggots. Sorry but I’m not, The man was a hitchhiker and accepted this mans offer to stay with him under his roof. The man drugged and raped him, He didn’t offer to pay for a nights sleep with his asshole and mouth like a lot of you weirdos think is the fucking norm. Just because he claims rape you just assume he’s gay for stay and he killed the man because he’s just like the rest of America victimizing an innocent gay man. That old piece of human waste drugged and raped that young man. find out the whole story before you make assumptions that its just another poor innocent upstanding gay man being viciously murdered for no reason. this old sick creep was in the wrong. and I believe rapists should get murdered or at least disfigured. and gays are so overly sexualized that you think right off the bat that this was a “Intimate Partner violence” situation. There were two victims here, the young man and the old fuck. sad he died but seriously he knew what he was getting himself into when he started drugging and raping grown men (and this obviously wasn’t the first). eventually one of them is going to fight back. I personally would have cut the old fucks dick off and gouged his eyes out. I wouldn’t mid doing prison time for that. I hate predator pieces of shit. fuck this dude. id spit on his grave. boo hoo one more gay predatory piece of shit rotting in the earth.. WHO CARES.

  • notomophobejuststupidphobe

    @Luvcats: well you and your husband have trash for friends apparently. Joe sounds like a disgusting piece of shit and he’s reaping what he’s sown , trying to have sex with homeless people as payment for room and board is victimization of vulnerable people in itself. the dudes garbage. fuck him and yes it is victimizing because no one in their right might wants to let some fat disgusting 70 year gross fuck, have sex with them in their ass willingly. unless they were married. the dude is trash Im glad your friend is dead.

  • notomophobejuststupidphobe

    @oilburner: oil burner.. thats a meth pipe right? you like to tweak and get weird don’t you.. well don’t assume everyone else is shady just because you are. the poor kid was homeless and a nasty piece of shit took advantage of him. he knew he was playing a dangerous game raping dudes. just like I’m sure you know meth is a dangerous game bud.

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