The couple killed a 39-year-old man and injured his pregnant girlfriend.
Daily News Hungary reported this Monday the successful capture of two murderers by the Hungarian police. The couple fled Canada after killing a Vancouver man and seriously injuring his girlfriend who was expecting a baby. There was little information on the crime; however, the police have revealed some shocking news.
The Canadian press is referring to the couple as the “Millenial Bonnie and Clyde”. The 28-year-old Oliver Karafa and his 25-year-old girlfriend, Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, are both wanted in the country after committing a crime that cost two lives.
They escaped to the Hungarian capital where they were captured by the Hungarian police’s “men-hunter unit”
while they were returning to their apartment after dinner.
The police station of Hamilton, Canada, issued a warrant to detain the couple on March 4, charging them with murder. According to the authorities,
they killed Vancouver citizen Tyler Pratt, then shot at his 26-year-old pregnant girlfriend who sadly lost her baby as a consequence.
The incident became quite a big case for several reasons. First of all, the parents of Tyler did not only lose their son but also their grandson. Moreover, both perpetrators come from wealthy and well-known families. To top it off, facing legal charges and visiting a Canadian prison will not be the first time for Karafa. When he was only 19,
he was sentenced to 5 years in prison for causing a deadly accident when driving drunk that cost the life of his friend.
The Slovakian Karafa, who used to work as a model at the time and who is the son of a millionaire, drove at a speed of 120 km/h in Toronto, crashing into a lamp post. The car was torn apart and his friend flew out of it, despite the seat belt being fastened. As 24.hu writes, the accident was described as “hard to imagine anyone could have survived it”. Still, Karafa got out of it with only some scratches.
The murder really made the news when the name of Karafa’s accomplice was also published. Li is the daughter of a respected and influential woman with extremely good political ties. According to the National Post, she moved to Canada from China over 20 years ago, where she founded her company offering financial advice. Before 2016, she organised several charity campaigns for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in addition to donating almost 20,000 Canadian dollars to his party over the course of 5 years. She knows several influential politicians from the leading elite of the country.
Although her daughter’s name was unknown to the press, for many people it sounded very familiar. Li is a triplet who appeared on Instagram on many occasions together with her sisters, posing in numerous pictures, striking sexy poses and wearing little clothing.
As of now, it is unknown what connection or relation there was between Tyler Pratt and his two killers, or the reason for which he had to die.
However, according to the police, Karafa seems quite sure about what the motive was, despite the fact that they were yet unable to get the answer out of him.
24 hours after the murder, the couple already left Canada and arrived in Hungary through the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A Hungarian SWAT team has captured them on their way out of a restaurant in Budapest.
The official press release of the Prosecutor’s Office of Budapest says that
it was Karafa who pulled the trigger in both cases.
He is fighting against being extradited, while his girlfriend will probably be the one to give up first as she already agreed to be transferred back to Canada.
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