Female suspect in Hamilton murder case returns to Canada

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Published July 13, 2021 at 2:57 pm

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The female suspect in the murder of 39-year-old Tyler Pratt has returned to Canada, according to Hamilton Police Service (HPS).

Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, 25, will appear in court on Tuesday (July 13).

On Feb 28, shortly after 7:15 p.m., Hamilton police responded to a shooting that occurred in the area of Arvin Ave in Stoney Creek. 

Pratt was found dead at the scene and a 26-year-old female was located, suffering from serious injuries, according to police.

The female is recovering from her injuries. 

Investigators identified Li and 28-year-old Oliver Karafa as the suspects responsible for the murder and attempted murder.

Karafa and Li fled to Eastern Europe within 24 hours of the incident, according to police.

Investigators in Hamilton and abroad worked together over the past three months resulting in the arrest of Karafa and Li in Budapest, Hungary. Investigators flew to Hungary and returned to Canada with Li on Monday (July 12).

“Hamilton Police Service recognizes all the efforts of our policing partners domestically and internationally, specifically, the Hungarian Fugitive Active Search Team (FAST), for the collective efforts that resulted in the arrest of these wanted individuals,” said HPS.

Karafa continues to fight the extradition process.

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