Dentist Larry Rudolph dies, obituary found, millionaire dentist revealed
Larry Rudolph, 67, was convicted of murder and mail fraud after shooting his wife on an African safari nearly six years ago.
Rudolph was convicted of killing his wife in cold blood, and of mail fraud for cashing out $4.8 million in life insurance benefits following his wife’s death.
Larry Rudolph, a wealthy dentist, faces a maximum life sentence or the death penalty after his wife was killed on an African safari. Prosecutors said the shot in her heart was fired from two to three-and-a-half feet away.
The couple traveled to Zambia to hunt leopards, but Bianca Rudolph never made it home. She suffered a fatal shotgun blast in their hunting cabin.
Federal prosecutors argued that Larry Rudolph killed his wife of 30 years for insurance money and to be with his girlfriend, Lori Milliron. The defense argued that Rudolph had no financial motive to kill his wife.
The jury found Milliron guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice, and an accessory after the fact to murder, based on her testimony before a grand jury.
After his wife’s death, Rudolph quickly sought to cremate her body in Zambia, but the US Embassy in Lusaka took photos of the body to preserve any potential evidence. Rudolph was “livid” when he found out, but an investigation by Zambian law enforcement ruled it an accidental discharge.
Federal investigators allege that Rudolph orchestrated his wife’s death as part of a scheme to defraud life insurance companies and to allow him to live openly with his girlfriend.
Federal authorities got involved after a friend of the victim asked the FBI to investigate the death because she suspected foul play. The friend said Larry Rudolph had been involved in extramarital affairs and had a girlfriend at the time of his wife’s death.
ABC News program “20/20”
A future episode of The ABC News program will focus on Larry Rudolph’s murder case, where he was convicted of killing his wife while hunting big game in Zambia.
In a new clip, the game scout who found Bianca Rudolph’s body during the last hunt explores the scene of the crime, which airs tomorrow, Sept. 16, at 9 p.m. (ET) on ABC, which will premiere on Sept. 21.
The case of Larry Rudolph, a prominent dentist from Pittsburgh, was convicted back in August of the murder of Bianca during a big game hunting trip in Zambia in 2016. An explosion caused by a shotgun accidentally killed Bianca as she was packing to return to the U.S.
According to a Rolling Stone article about Trump-loving and leopard-hunting dentist Larry Dahl, at first, stated that he was in the bathroom at the time of the shooting and that the gun had accidentally gone off when she was packing it into the travel bag. Almost 5 million dollars worth of life insurance was collected by Larry after Bianca’s death. The money was spent by Larry on himself and by Lori Milliron, his longtime girlfriend, to honor Bianca’s memory.
In 2021, Larry and Lori were both arrested and charged with federal crimes. As a result of cashing in the life insurance claims, the former was convicted of murder and mail fraud. The latter was convicted of obstruction of justice, obstruction of justice, and two counts of perjury.
A new clip from “The Last Hunt” offers a comprehensive look at the surreal case, focusing on the moments before the murder of Bianca. The game scout, Spencer Kakoma, remembers tallying up the number of animals Bianca had killed when he heard a shotgun blast and a woman’s scream.
As Kakoma recalls running up to the Rudolphs’ cabin, he retraces his steps: “I opened the door, and when I went in, I found Bianca Rudolph. She was laying down here. And the shotgun was just near her foot. I touched Bianca. She was not breathing.”
Rudolph is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 1, 2023. He faces life in prison for the murder charge and up to 20 years for the mail fraud charge.