Ontario murder suspect returns to Canada after arrest in Eastern Europe
TORONTO – The Hamilton Police Service (SPH) announced on Tuesday that one of two suspects named in the murder of British Columbia resident Tyler Pratt, 39, has been returned to Canada.
Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, 25, was extradited to Canada on Monday after her arrest in Budapest, Hungary, and appeared in court on Tuesday, July 13.
Li was arrested alongside Oliver Karafa, 28, on June 12 as he walked down the street in an area of Budapest known as the “Holiday District” in connection with the first degree murder of Pratt. and the attempted murder of another woman.
A Hamilton Police press release says Karafa continues to fight the extradition process and remains in Hungary.
On February 28, 2021, HPS responded to a shooting in the Arvin Avenue area of Stoney Creek. Tyler Pratt was found dead at the scene and a 26-year-old woman was found suffering from serious injuries, HPS says.
The woman has since been released from the hospital and continues to recover.
The two victims knew each other, but police have not disclosed the nature of their relationship.
Li and Karafa reportedly fled to Eastern Europe within 24 hours of the alleged shooting.
Li is due to return to a Hamilton courtroom on July 23 at 9:30 a.m.
Hamilton Police continue to encourage those with information regarding this incident to contact Det. David Tsuchida by calling 905-546-4123.