HUNTER: Millennial Bonnie and Clyde accused of shooting that shattered a family

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In every homicide the casualties always extend well beyond the dead.

Jonni Yeomans never thought she’d be a part of the collateral damage club, but here she is.

On Feb. 28, 2020, the Kamloops, B.C. woman’s 39-year-old son Tyler Pratt was shot to death in a Stoney Creek industrial park.

His 26-year-old pregnant fiancee was badly wounded and lost the couple’s unborn baby in the double shooting.

Within 24 hours, cops named their suspects as rich kids Oliver Karafa, 28, and aspiring “influencer” Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, 25, whose wealthy mother has big political connections.

Busted. Oliver Karafa, 28, left, and Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, 25.
Busted. Oliver Karafa, 28, left, and Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, 25. Photo by HANDOUT /HAMILTON POLICE

But the selfie-loving Millennial Bonnie and Clyde were long gone, leaving cops in the dust. Or so they thought.

Before first-degree murder warrants could be issued, the pair escaped the jurisdiction on a flight to Eastern Europe.

Last Saturday, the pair hit the end of the line when they were taken down by bounty hunters on a trendy street in Budapest near the Airbnb where they had been hiding.


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She has waived her right to fight extradition, but he’s going to fight.

Jonni Yeomans said the last words she said to her son Tyler Pratt were “I love you”.
Jonni Yeomans said the last words she said to her son Tyler Pratt were “I love you”. Photo by JONNI YEOMANS /FACEBOOK

“I was absolutely relieved,” Jonni Yeomans told The Toronto Sun. “It’s been a devastating three months, first with the loss of my first-born son and then the next generation, my grandbaby.”

Prayer has helped the family through the crisis but Yeomans admitted that at times she despaired whether the two accused would ever be found.

“It’s not like they were in our own country, they fled the next day to Europe,” she said.

The grieving mother and her family are now left with a multitude of what ifs.

What if Tyler hadn’t decided to move to Ontario or meet the people accused of murdering him in that dark lot.

And the baby? Heartbreaking.

“We’re trying to deal with it, Tyler would want that of us,” Yeomans said. “It has been a long journey for all of us.”


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And Yeomans admits she never thought she or her family would be facing such a soul-eroding blackness.

Tyler, she said, was ambitious, hard-working, entrepreneurial like his mother. And he was a great father to his three children.

“Tyler was an incredible father and an incredible man, everything he did he gave 120% … and he was an incredible son. He wanted to be a person of excellence,” she said, adding her son was always working.

As to the reasons why Tyler was murdered, Yeomans said police have asked her not to discuss anything pertaining to the case.

Now, the family’s thoughts and prayers are with Tyler’s fiancee who continues to struggle physically, mentally and emotionally.

“She’s been through such a horrific time and we continue to pray for her,” Yeomans said.


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  1. Lucy Li has waived extradition back to Canada from Hungary.

    HUNTER: Millennial Bonnie and Clyde: She waives extradition, he’ll fight

  2. Wealthy

    HUNTER: Bringing accused Millennial Bonnie and Clyde killers home

  3. Oliver Karafa, 28, left, and Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, 25.

    Bounty hunters located accused millennial Bonnie and Clyde killers in Hungary: Sources

When he announced his plans to relocate to Ontario and start businesses here, Yeomans said the news was bittersweet.

“Tyler was a grown man and I’m really grateful that he and his fiancee (who is from the Hamilton area) were happy and looking forward to their next adventure,” Yeomans said. “I was really excited for them, too.”

Her son had spent a good deal of time travelling on business, so the move was business as usual.

Jonni Yeomans still remembers the last words she said to Tyler, the final time mother and son would speak in this life.

“With all my children, it’s always the same: ‘I love you.’”

She added: “Those were the last words we had. And that really matters.”



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