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American dentist was found guilty of killing his wife on their African safari

Lawrence Rudolph, 67, killed his wife Bianca Rudolph. with shotgun and robbed several insurance companies, a federal jury found Monday. Rudolph Cashed Out in more over $4.8 million in life insurance payments after death nearly six many years ago.

Rudolph maintained his innocence and said he believed in gun fired by accident.

“I don’t kill my wife. I could not murder my wife. I would not murder my wife,” Rudolf told the jury when he took rack in his own defense in federal court in Denver last a week.

Phoenix couple shared passion for big-game hunted and traveled the South African nation of Zambia in September 2016 so that Bianca Rudolph can add leopard in her collection of animal trophies. They carried two guns for on the hunt: Remington .375 rifle and 12-gauge Browning shotgun.

Two weeks later, when Bianca Rudolph was packing for the return of the couple home she suffered fatal Browning shotgun shot in their hunting lodge in Kafue National Park. Rudolph told investigators that he heard the shot at dawn when in in the bathroom and believed that the shotgun had accidentally hit off as she put it in his case, court documents say. He told investigators that found her bleeding on in floor.

American dentist was found guilty of killing    his wife on their African safari

But federal prosecutors at the trial of Rudolf in Denver, where insurance companies are based, called it deliberate crime. The prosecutor’s office claimed that Rudolf killed his wife of 30 years for insurance money and be with his girlfriend.

“Bianca Rudolph deserved justiceU.S. Attorney Cole Finegan said. in statement after the decision of the jury. “We can only hope that this verdict will bring Bianca family a little amount of world.”

Defense attorney David Marcus argued that Larry Rudolph had no financial motive for kill his wife. In court documents, he noted that Rudolph owns a dental practice near Pittsburgh costing $10 million.

“Obviously we are extremely disappointed. in Larry and his children,” Marcus and comrades defense lawyers Margot Moss and Lauren Doyle said in statement following Monday’s verdict. “There are many of really serious appeal issues that we will deal with after chance regroup.”

embassy official expressed suspicion after the shooting, the FBI said.

In court documents, investigators claimed that Rudolph aroused suspicion when he attempted to quickly cremate his wife’s body. body in Zambia.

Rudolph scheduled the cremation three days after her death. death, according to court documents. After he told her death to the US Embassy in the capital of Zambia of Lusaka, the head of the consulate, “told the FBI that he had bad attitude to the situation, which he considered moving too fast, FBI special agent Donald Peterson wrote in in criminal affidavit.

As a result, the head of the consulate and two other employees of the embassy went to the funeral home where body were held to take photographs and preserve any possible evidence. When Rudolf found out embassy staff received photos of his wife’s body, he was “furious,” wrote Peterson.

At first, Rudolph told the head of the consulate that his wife may have committed suicide, but an investigation by Zambian law enforcement found it to be an accidental dismissal.

Investigators for insurers came to the same conclusion and paid on politicians.

But forensic evidence showed that Bianca Rudolph’s wounds were the result of a gunshot fired from a distance of at least two feet. criminal complaint filed in Federal Court.

“In that distance there is reason believe that Bianca Rudolph was not killed by an accidental gunshot, as indicated,” the complaint reads.

Friend of Bianca Rudolph asked the FBI to investigate.

But federal investigators argued that the shooting was deliberate so that Rudolph “could falsely report a crime.” death was result of accident.”

Rudolf organized a concert for his wife. death as part of scheme to scam life insurance companies and allow him to live open with his then-girlfriend, according to the FBI.

Larry Rudolph has been charged with foreign murder in    2016 death of    his wife.Larry Rudolph has been charged with foreign murder in    2016 death of    his wife.

Bianca and Lawrence Rudolph moved from Pennsylvania to Arizona about four years before her. death. Dental office Rudolf practice remained in Pennsylvania and he was getting back and forward from your Phoenix home.

Federal authorities intervened after a friend of Bianca Rudolph asked the FBI to investigate death because she suspected a foul play. A friend said Larry Rudolph was involved in extramarital affairs and there was a girl at the time of his wife death.

girlfriend worked manager at his dentist practice near Pittsburgh and told former employee that she met him for 15 to 20 years, according to court documents.

Three months after Bianca’s death, Rudolph. deathgirlfriend moved in with Larry Rudolph, according to court documents.

Jury found Rudolf’s girlfriend is guilty on Monday of being an accessory after fact to murder an obstacle of justice and two bills of perjury before grand jury, according to the Department of Justice.

CNN reached out her lawyer for comment.

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