We were looking (hoping?) for a motive in the case of Kai the Homefree Hitchhiker, currently wanted for the murder of a 73-year-old lawyer in New Jersey, and it seems we may have found one. Kai posted this to his Facebook page on Tuesday (thanks to Jim for the tip):
what would you do if you woke up with a groggy head, metallic taste in your mouth, in a strangers house… walked to the mirror and seen come dripping from the side of your face from your mouth, and started wretching, realizing that someone had drugged, raped, and blown their f*ckin load in you? what would you do?
I’m not sure my answer to this question would be “bash the guy’s skull in with a blunt object,” but then I’ve never found myself in that situation (knock on wood). Obviously, he could just be making up a story to excuse himself for (yet again) cracking someone’s skull, but at the very least, this would seem to be a clue as to what Kai’s legal defense is going to be.
Obviously, the kid’s got some demons, but… I don’t know, I’m not sure if I’m wrong for holding out hope that he’s not a cold-blooded murderer. If the guy who got his brains bashed in turned out to be a rapist, would that make this story better? That’s dark, but yeah, I guess it kind of would. It’s a sad irony that living off the generosity of strangers seems to expose you to the worst of humanity as often as it does to the best. Sorry this post wasn’t very funny.