Yun Lu Li Wiki – Yun Lu Li Bio
Yun Lu Li is a wealthy Canadian influencer. She and her boyfriend killed a man and shot his girlfriend – causing her to lose her unborn baby – before fleeing to Budapest, police say.
In Hamilton, Ontario, police announced on Monday that Oliver Karafa, 28, and Li were apprehended in Budapest by Hungarian police on Saturday.
She is 25 years old.
The pair were wanted on charges of murder and attempted murder for the February 2020 shooting death of Tyler Pratt, 39, in Hamilton.
Pratt’s 26-year-old girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time, was also hit by gunfire and was said to have lost her unborn baby.
Police have not revealed a motive behind the attack but said the suspects and victims knew each other. It is unclear which of the two is accused of firing the fatal shot.
Li and her two sisters, a beauty queen, were said to be Instagram influencers.
Karafa, a Slovakian native living in Toronto, has a past criminal record and served five years in prison for causing a fatal DUI crash nearly a decade ago.
On February 28, just after 7.15 pm, the Hamilton Police Service responded to a shooting in an industrial park on Arvin Avenue in Stoney Creek.
Pratt, a father of three, was pronounced dead at the scene. His girlfriend was hospitalized with serious injuries.
Investigators soon identified Karafa and Li as the people responsible for the shooting, although they would not say what led them to that conclusion.
Police learned that the couple fled to Eastern Europe within 24 hours of the incident, travelling through several countries, including Karafa’s native Slovakia and the Czech Republic, before arriving in Budapest, Hamilton Police Det.-Sgt. Jim Callender told CBC.ca.
Hamilton Police Service recognized the efforts of the Hungarian Fugitive Active Search Team in making the arrests.
Karafa and Li are now awaiting extradition back to Canada to face charges of first-degree murder and attempted murder.
In 2014, Karafa was found guilty of impaired driving causing death; driving while over the legal limit of alcohol; criminal negligence cause death and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle cause death, and was sentenced to five years in prison, reported CTV.
The conviction stemmed from an April 2012 crash, in which Karafa got behind the wheel drunk and was driving at twice the speed limit when he crashed his car, causing his passenger, 19-year-old David Chiang, to be ejected from the vehicle smash headfirst into a pole. The victim died at the scene.
Tyler Pratt’s mother, Jonni Yeomans, told The Daily Beast that her son was a ‘phenomenal father’ to his three children.
She also revealed that the shooting robbed her of her son and another grandchild when Pratt’s fiancée lost her unborn child after being wounded.
‘We’ve gone through a devastating time,’ said Yeomans.
The mother took some comfort in the knowledge that the suspects in her son’s murder have been arrested on his sister’s birthday, calling it a ‘beautiful gift’ and ‘an answer to a prayer.’