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Oliver Karafa biography: 13 things about Lucy Lu Li’s boyfriend from Slovakia


Oliver Karafa is a Slovakian-Canadian man. Here are 13 more things about him:

Oliver Karafa (©Hamilton Police Service)
Oliver Karafa (©Hamilton Police Service)
  1. Born in Slovakia, he is Vojtech Karafa and Maria Karafova‘s only son. (a)(b)
  2. He has a sister named Edita Karafova. (c)
  3. He previously did business in the medical supply sector in the Czech Republic. (a)
  4. In 2001, he moved to Canada. He first lived in Windsor, Ontario, Canada before moving to Toronto, Ontario. He worked out at the Extreme Fitness club at Yonge Street and Delisle Avenue in Toronto. His trainer was David Chiang, who was 5 years older than him. (a)
  5. At 2:30 a.m. on April 3, 2012, while intoxicated, he drove a Land Rover with Chiang in the passenger’s seat. He lost control of the vehicle and slammed it into a pole on Mount Pleasant Road in Toronto, leading to Chiang’s death. (c)(d)
  6. In May 2014, he was found guilty of impaired driving and criminal negligence, sentenced to five years imprisonment and banned from driving for 15 years. (d)
  7. In August 2017, he was released on full parole. (a)
  8. He is in a relationship with his fellow Toronto resident Yun “Lucy” Lu Li. She is 3 years younger than him. (a)
  9. He and Li are accused of shooting Tyler Pratt and Pratt’s then pregnant fiancée in Hamilton, Canada just after 7:15 p.m. on February 28, 2021. He and Li allegedly fled the scene in a Land Rover. (a)
  10. On March 1, 2021, he and Li fled Canada. They traveled through Slovakia and the Czech Republic before landing in Budapest, Hungary. (a)
  11. On March 4, 2021, charges against him and Li were announced. They were charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with the shooting of Pratt and Pratt’s fiancée. (a)(e)
  12. He was 28 years old when he and Li were arrested in Budapest on June 12, 2021. (a)
  13. On July 12, 2021, Li was returned to Canada while he was still fighting extradition in Hungary. On March 30, 2022, he was extradited from Budapest to Hamilton. (f)(g)

(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)



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