Lawrence ‘Larry’ Rudolph and Lori Milliron Wiki – Biography
Lori Milliron was sentenced by a federal judge on Friday for the murder of Bianca Rudolph in order for her husband Lawrence ‘Larry’ Rudolph to collect millions in life insurance. The 57-year-old wife and mother of two adult children were shot in the heart by her husband Lawrence ‘Larry’ Rudolph while the couple was away on a hunting trip in Zambia in October 2016. He claimed his wife accidentally shot herself while she was packing to head back home. After her death, the Pennsylvania dentist fraudulently claimed $4.8 million in life insurance payouts. After an FBI investigation Rudolph was charged with his wife’s murder in 2021, his sentencing originally set for this week has been postponed. During the hearing, Milliron told the Judge that she was innocent of the crimes, but the judge proclaimed that the lengthy sentence was deserved based on the evidence that Milliron encouraged the heinous act. At the trial when graphic images were shown and the family’s gut-wrenching testimony was heard, the judge denounced that Milliron seemed remorseless.
Milliron was also convicted of providing false and misleading testimony to a grand jury about the money and the nature of the relationship with Rudolph. John Dill, the lawyer for Milliron, claimed the prison sentence was ‘excessive’ for those types of charges and said he would appeal. Bianca’s children were in the courtroom and during their testimony told their father’s mistress how she destroyed their family. Bianca’s daughter, Ana Rudolph told Milliron that she had ‘plotted to eliminate’ her mother. Looking right at her, she said: ‘Lori, you have taken my parents, but despite everything you have done you will never take my soul. She added: ‘This might be difficult to understand … because you don’t have one.’ A three-week-long trial was held in Denver, Colorado, last summer where Rudolph was found guilty of murder and mail fraud.
Lawrence ‘Larry’ Rudolph, 67, and Lori Milliron 65 years old.
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A jury of six men and six women sided with prosecutors – who believed the dentist pre-planned to kill his wife of 34 years in cold blood to begin a new life with Milliron. Milliron was found guilty by the same jury of being an accessory after the fact to murder, obstruction of a grand jury and two counts of perjury before a grand jury. She was found not guilty on three other counts of perjury. Rudolph maintained his innocence and the two adult children he had with his wife sat in court to support him during the trial. Rudolph’s attorney, David Markus said outside of court. ‘We believe in Larry. We believe in his family.’
Bianca died after being shot by a Browning shotgun in their cabin while she was packing up as they were set to leave Zambia and start their journey home to the US. At around 5am on October 11 in 2016, gamekeepers and scouts heard a gunshot come from their cabin. When they got there, they found Bianca lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. Rudolph’s defense team had argued to federal prosecutors that Bianca accidentally shot herself. But prosecutors alleged Rudolph killed his wife to be with Milliron, who had been the dentist’s mistress for 20 years. Rudolph said he’d been in an open marriage with his late wife Bianca since 2000. ‘I did not kill my wife. I could not murder my wife. I would not murder my wife,’ Rudolph told jurors. Rudolph was charged in December 2021 for the murder.
The 67-year-old said he was in the bathroom when he heard his wife say ‘come here and help me’ before hearing the shot and finding his wife on the floor bleeding. In opening statements, the prosecution told jurors that Rudolph was overheard blurting out: ‘I killed my f***ing wife for you!’ during an argument with Milliron at a Phoenix steakhouse in 2020, after he learned that the FBI was investigating his wife’s death. Rudolph denied confessing to his wife’s killing. He said he and Milliron were having an argument about their finances and how the COVID-19 pandemic, then at its start, would affect the Pennsylvania dental franchise that had made him a small fortune. But he was irritated because he said his top concern was the FBI’s probe. Rudolph was charged in December 2021 for the murder. A jury later found him guilty, and he awaits his sentencing.