MYSTERIOUS details led to the arrest of a millionaire dentist who killed his wife on an African safari and lied about her cause of death.
Larry Rudolph was found guilty of murder years after his story of an illicit affair and Catholic funerals.
Rudolph took his wife Bianca to Kafue National Park in Zambia in 2016.
The two were highly skilled big game hunters who had visited the site before.
Tragically, Bianca didn’t come home from the trip after an “accident,” Rudolph said.
Rudolph claims his wife accidentally shot herself with a rifle while loading the suitcase.
Zambian police initially dropped the case and ruled that her death was an accident, but evidence against Rudolph quickly mounted as investigators learned more about the situation, CBS News reported.
On the last day of their safari, he said she was packing a shotgun in another room when he heard an explosion, Zambian police said.
He told police he found his wife bleeding and lying face up on the ground with the fatal wound.
A game scout named Spencer Kakoma was there the night of her tragic death and ran to discover the haunting scene.
The scout said Rudolph told me Bianca died by suicide but then later changed his story and claimed it was an accident while cleaning the gun.
Kakoma also said Rudolph was fully clothed when he entered the booth, but the dentist reportedly told police he was wearing a towel when he called them.
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Bianca’s body was taken to a funeral home to be cremated.
A US embassy official with decades of gun experience traveled to the home to view the body.
Little did Rudolph know the former Marine was visiting Bianca to inspect and photograph her body.
A friend of the slain woman was also interested in the funeral, claiming it went against Bianca’s religious beliefs.
According to the friend, she believed that “the cremation was against Bianca’s will because Bianca was a strict Catholic,” according to an FBI criminal complaint.
Bianca’s friend also claimed that Rudolph had an extramarital affair with his bureau chief, Lori Milliron, saying he “had been verbally abused in the past and the two fought over money,” CBS News reported.
Rudolph’s legal team argued that Bianca’s will strictly stated that the woman wished to be cremated.
The team also said she was aware of the extramarital affair, but it was not a motive for murder.
“Larry will never divorce her because he doesn’t want to lose his money, and she will never divorce him because of her Catholicism,” Bianca’s friend said.
“She opened a Pandora’s box as to why Lawrence Rudolph wanted to kill his wife,” said former federal prosecutor Mary Fulginiti.
A month after returning from Zambia, the dentist aroused suspicions again when he began filing claims on Bianca’s millions of dollars in life insurance policies.
Rudolph was arrested in December 2021, five years after his wife’s tragic death.
Just last month he was found guilty of the murder of a US citizen abroad and fraud.
The jury also found his office manager and lover, Lori Milliron, guilty of aiding and abetting murder and perjury.
Rudolph’s attorneys released a statement after the sentencing, saying, “Dr. Rudolph is innocent.”
“The Zambian authorities who were there investigating said so. The insurance companies that paid the claim said so.
“Oddly enough, five years later, the FBI pressed charges with no real evidence — no eyewitnesses, no forensics, nothing — other than a few speculations thrown into an abyss of conjecture.”
Rudolph could face life imprisonment for his crimes. He is scheduled to be sentenced in February 2023.
His chilling story airs on CBS 48-hour Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. EST.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6189987/larry-rudolph-murder-wife-bianca-african-safari-48-hours/ Shocking details emerge after multimillionaire dentist Larry Rudolph killed his wife Bianca on safari and lied about the cause of death