The girlfriend of a Pennsylvania dentist who murdered his wife on an African safari in 2016 – to curry favor with his mistress – was convicted for her role in the dark affair this week.
In August 2022, Lawrence “Larry” P. Rudolph was convicted of murder abroad in the 2016 death of Bianca Rudolph, his wife of 34 years, who was fatally shot in the Republic of Zambia. He later cashed in his life insurance and collected payments of over $4.8 million. He was also found guilty of one count of mail fraud.
During his trial, prosecutors alleged that Rudolph admitted to the murder during a public argument with his girlfriend at a steakhouse in 2020 after learning that the death of his wife – who had long been ruled accidental by authorities Zambians and insurance company investigators – was being investigated. as intentional by the FBI.
“I killed my f–––––– wife for you!” Larry Rudolph allegedly told his lover, Lori Milliron, 65, according to a government witness.
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Larry Rudolph, who is believed to have a net worth of around $15 million due to a successful chain of dental franchises he started in 2006, was criminally charged in December 2021.
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“In 2016, the Rudolphs traveled to Zambia on several occasions,” reads a replacement complaint. “Their last trip to Zambia was scheduled to take place between September 27, 2016 and October 11, 2016. Bianca Rudolph’s objective during the trip was to kill a leopard. She failed to kill a leopard but killed many other animals on the trip. Lawrence Rudolph was present for the hunt but was not actively hunting. The Rudolphs took two rifles for the hunt: a Remington .375 rifle and a Browning 12-gauge shotgun.”
While packing to get home early in the morning, Bianca Rudolph was shot in the chest with the Browning. The government’s theory of the case hinged on the distance from which Bianca Rudolph had apparently been shot.
“At this distance, there is reason to believe that Bianca Rudolph was not killed by an accidental discharge,” the FBI concluded.
Last year, Milliron was found guilty of perjury, accessory to murder after the fact and obstruction of a grand jury. On Friday, she was sentenced to 17 years in prison for complicity in a crime.
Rudolph himself has yet to be convicted.
In a sentencing memorandum, prosecutors requested an atypically long sentence for the dentist’s girlfriend.
“Lori Milliron encouraged Lawrence Rudolph to kill his wife for her,” the document read. “She told him to divorce Bianca Rudolph. When he said he couldn’t afford to do this, Milliron responded by helping Rudolph get some propofol – a deadly anesthetic that could be used as a poison – before making the trip where he did what he did. wanted: to get rid of Bianca. ”
During her sentencing hearing, Bianca Rudolph’s daughter addressed the woman who coaxed her man into the murder.
“Lori, you took my parents,” Ana Rudolph said in comments reported by ABC News. “Despite everything you’ve done, you’ll never take my soul. This may be hard to understand…because you don’t have one.