An Instagram influencer and her boyfriend have been arrested in Hungary after fleeing Canada following the murder of a man, police say.
Oliver Karafa, 28, and Yun ‘Lucy’ Lu Li, 25, boarded a plane within 24 hours after Tyler Pratt, 39, was shot and killed in Ontario on February 28, Hamilton Police said.
Mr Pratt’s pregnant fiancée, 26, was also shot and lost her unborn child. She continues to recover from her serious injuries.
After working with overseas authorities for three months, Karafa and Li were arrested in Budapest, Hungary, on June 12, Hamilton police said.
Detective Sergeant Jim Callender told CBC News the pair, dubbed the 'Millennial Bonnie and Clyde' by Canadian media, had travelled through several countries, including Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
The formal process to extradite them to Canada is underway.
The Toronto Sun has reported Li waived her right to fight extradition on Wednesday and will soon return to Canada to face a first-degree murder charge.
Karafa did not waive his right to fight extradition.
Det Sgt Callender declined to say what police believe led to the fatal shooting, but the Metropolitan Court of Budapest heard on Wednesday the four people were known to each other and had gathered for a “business meeting”.
Alleged murder victim's family 'devastated'
Mr Pratt’s mum Jonni Yeomans told The Daily Beast her family had gone through “a devastating time”.
“We’ve lost a grandbaby through it, as well as our son. She was expecting. So it’s been very devastating for us,” she said.
“He was very much an entrepreneur, very much family-focused, he loved his children.”
Li, a triplet who often posed on her now-deleted Instagram page with her sisters, is the daughter of a high-profile Toronto-based family, The Daily Beast reported.
“We are deeply shocked, disturbed and puzzled by Lucy’s involvement in the unfortunate incident,” her family told a Chinese news site, The National Post, said.
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