Oliver Karafa is expected back in a Budapest court in November
Alleged Millennial Bonnie and Clyde killer Oliver Karafa is bitterly battling his extradition from Hungary — over fears he won’t be safe.
According to the Hamilton Spectator, the 28-year-old’s legal eagles have also raised concerns about whether or not he can get a fair trial in Hamilton.
Karafa and his selfie-loving gal pal, Yun (Lucy) Lu Li, are charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder in connection with a double-shooting in a Stoney Creek industrial area on Feb. 28.
Cops allege Karafa was the one who squeezed the trigger, killing Tyler Pratt, 39, of British Columbia, and wounding his girlfriend, 26. She ended up losing the couple’s baby as a result of the gunplay.
Within 24 hours, Karafa and Li were on a plane to the Czech Republic. They later made their way to Slovenia, where his parents live, before visiting Hungary in early June.
On June 12, the duo were arrested in Budapest. Li waived extradition and is now cooling her heels in a Canadian jail awaiting trial.
According to the Spectator, Karafa appeared in a courtroom via video on Tuesday. His lawyers painted a gloomy picture for Karafa, citing safety issues and whether he would get a fair trial.
His lawyers said they asked for more information from officials here this past summer, the Spec reports. Particularly concerning were safety and conditions at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre.
Also brought up were the rich kid’s worries about the fairness of the Hamilton Police probe. The lawyers said the replies did not address Karafa’s concerns.
His team also said they had hired a private eye to delve into Pratt’s background, which could take several weeks.
The Hungarian prosecutor said the response from Canada was enough and was against delaying the extradition hearing.
Karafa is expected back in a Budapest court in November.
In 2014, Karafa was sentenced to five years in prison for a Toronto drunk-driving crash that killed his personal trainer. Parole board documents painted him as a young man possessing a gumbo of entitlement and hubris.