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The Hatchet Wielding HitchhikerMovie on Netflix

A nomad's rise to fame turns into a shocking downward spiral resulting in imprisonment.


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If you've been immersed in the world of internet memes for years, you probably know the name of "Kai" Lawrence, also known as "The Hatchet Wielding Hitchhiker", who became famous for his charisma in a 2013 video where he supposedly saved a woman from an attacker by hitting him in the head with a hatchet. But Caleb Lawrence McGillvary's, his real name, story doesn't end there because, years later, he was accused of first-degree murder and sentenced to almost 60 years in prison. This exclusive production from Netflix, following the successful formula of the platform's real crime documentaries, exposes facts and testimonies around the controversial, but fascinating story of a young man who went from internet sensation to prisoner.



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This shocking documentary chronicles a happy-go-lucky nomad's ascent to viral stardom and the steep downward spiral that resulted in his imprisonment.

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