A millionaire dentist who had a passion for big-game hunting was found guilty of killing his wife on an African safari.
Bianca Rudolph died from a shotgun blast in Zambia while she was on safari in 2016 with her husband. Larry Rudolph, 67 claimed that his wife accidentally shot herself when she was packing the gun.
Police in Zambia ruled that the weapon was a crime. “accidentally fired,”Larry Rudolph was then charged with murder in the United States.
The FBI claimed that he had killed his wife of 34 year to get $5 million in life insurance money so he could begin a new life and live with his girlfriend, who was also his manager at the office.
Prosecutors claimed that Larry Rudolph was heard saying something during an argument with his girlfriend. “I killed my f****g wife for you.”
Larry Rudolph claimed that he said, “Now they’re saying I killed my f*****g wife for you.”
His two children, including his daughter, Anna, who is also a dentist, were spotted entering court during the trial. After three weeks of testimony, the dentist was convicted of murder and mail fraud on Monday.
Lauren Doyle, one of his attorneys, told Inside Edition, “We believe that he was wrongly accused there. Dr. Rudolph, like we have said numerous times during the trial and in our pre-trial pleadings, did not need the insurance money.”
Larry Rudolph has maintained his innocence.
“My wife was not murdered. My wife could not be killed. “I would not kill my wife,” he said to jurors last week.
Rudolph’s alleged girlfriend, Lori Milliron, was convicted of perjury and being an accessory after the fact.
Milliron could receive up to 35 year sentences while Lawrence could be sentenced for life. The hearings for their sentences have not yet been scheduled.