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Hungarian police have released footage of the moment a glamorous Canadian influencer and her Slovak boyfriend were arrested after three months on the run.
Yun ‘Lucy’ Lu Li, 25, and her boyfriend, Oliver Karafa, 28, were apprehended in Budapest on Saturday for murder following the fatal shooting in February of Tyler Pratt, 38, in Ontario, Canada.
The couple – dubbed the ‘Millennial Bonnie and Clyde’ – were also wanted for attempted murder, after also being charged with attempting to kill Pratt’s 26-year-old girlfriend. She was pregnant at the time of the February shooting and lost her unborn baby in the gunfire.
It is believed that Li and Karafa both knew Pratt, his alleged murder having occurred during a “business meeting”.
A dramatic arrest photo shows Li – who is the daughter of a wealthy and politically connected Canadian businesswoman – handcuffed by two policewomen.
She was dressed in a chic white top, miniskirt and Nike sneakers when she was caught by police. It appears that she did not attempt to conceal her identity in Hungary after fleeing Canada.
Yun ‘Lucy’ Lu Li (pictured) and her boyfriend Oliver Karafa, 28, were apprehended in Budapest on Saturday for murder following the fatal February shooting of Tyler Pratt, 38, in Ontario, Canada
Karafa (pictured) is from Slovakia and is fighting extradition to Canada, where he lived before the February shooting
Meanwhile, two male officers apprehended her boyfriend, Karafa, who kept his head bowed while in custody.
The Toronto Sun reported that during a hearing in Hungary on Wednesday, Li “consented to her extradition with the application of the specialty principle, according to which (…) Canadian authorities can only prosecute her on charges. stated in the extradition request ”.
Li is said to have close ties to members of the Liberal Party of Canada.
Her boyfriend, Karafa, is from Slovakia and will fight extradition to Canada.
During the hearing, new details of the murder mystery emerged as Karafa was accused of firing the fatal bullet in Pratt’s death.
Yun ‘Lucy’ Lu Li, 25, and her boyfriend, Oliver Karafa, 28, were both apprehended in Budapest on Saturday on charges of murder following the fatal shooting in February of Tyler Pratt, 38, in Ontario, Canada
The couple are accused of killing Tyler Pratt, 39, during a ‘business meeting’
Li is said to be from a wealthy family with ties to the Liberal Party of Canada
On February 28, just after 7:15 p.m., police in Hamilton, a city in Ontario, Canada, responded to a shooting at an industrial park in Stoney Creek.
Pratt, a father of three, was pronounced dead at the scene. His partner was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Investigators quickly identified Karafa and Li as those responsible for the shooting, although they did not want to say what led them to this conclusion.
Police learned that the couple fled to Eastern Europe within 24 hours of the incident, crossing several countries, including Karafa’s native Slovakia and the Czech Republic, before arriving in Budapest, Staff Sgt. – Hamilton Police Detective. Jim Callender told CBC.ca.
The Hamilton Police Department acknowledged the efforts of the Hungarian active fugitive search team to make the arrests.
Li’s mother, Hong Wei ‘Winnie’ Liao, is president of Toronto-based asset management firm Respon International Group with many political connections.
She was pictured shaking hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and posing with Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
Li is part of a set of triplets. She and her sisters built a reputation on social media by posing in matching dresses and skimpy swimsuits.
“We are deeply shocked, disturbed and intrigued by Lucy’s involvement in this unfortunate incident,” the family said in a statement to Chinese media, which was translated by the National Post.
In 2014, Karafa was convicted of impaired driving causing death; driving over the legal alcohol limit; criminal negligence causes death; and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle are fatal. He was sentenced to five years in prison, CTV reported.
The conviction stems from an April 2012 accident in which Karafa got drunk at the wheel and was driving at twice the speed limit when he crashed his car, causing his passenger, David Chiang, to be ejected, 19 years. head first in a post. Chang died at the scene.
Li (left) is part of a set of triplets. She and her sisters built a reputation on social media by posing in matching dresses and skimpy swimsuits.