Larry Rudolph, the multi-millionaire dentist who’s accused of murdering his spouse Bianca on a 2016 looking journey in Zambia and framing it as an accident to financial institution hundreds of thousands in insurance coverage money, testified in federal court docket Wednesday for the primary time.
Rudolph vehemently denied accusations he killed his spouse to obtain a $4.8 million payout and eventually be together with his supposed lover, Lori Milliron, who faces an obstruction of justice cost herself.
Protection attorneys declare the ordeal was a tragic accident, with Bianca mistakenly taking pictures herself round 5 a.m. on Oct. 11, 2016, as she frantically packed a loaded gun into its case to return to Pittsburgh for a household wedding ceremony.
Rudolph recounted that morning Wednesday. The final phrases he heard from his spouse have been, “‘come right here and assist me,’” he stated, adopted by a gunshot quickly after.
“I completely didn't shoot my spouse,” Rudolph stated. “I didn't homicide my spouse for insurance coverage. I didn't homicide my spouse to be with Lori Milliron or anybody else.”
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The feds have dismissed Rudolph’s story, claiming the millionaire fastidiously deliberate his spouse’s slaying with a transparent motive: additional filling his pockets whereas liberating himself up for extra time together with his mistress.
Prosecutors are trying to convict Rudolph on homicide and fraud fees, regardless of native authorities in Zambia declaring Bianca’s dying an accident, a conclusion life insurance coverage investigators additionally reached.
However the feds insist they've sufficient proof to place Rudolph away. For one, prosecutors declare it might have been unimaginable for Bianca to shoot herself within the chest with the shotgun chargeable for her dying as a result of its barrel is simply too lengthy. Additionally they cite Rudolph’s actions after his spouse’s dying, which included a visit to Vegas simply after her burial, in addition to dates with Milliron.
On one outing with Milliron, the feds say a witness overheard Rudolph say “I fucking killed my spouse for you” in 2020. Rudolph claims he was a misheard whereas eating in a busy restaurant, with him truly saying: “The FBI assume I killed my spouse for you,” Rudolph testified Wednesday.
Rudolph, 67, spent two-and-a-half hours in whole on the stand, detailing his relationship with Bianca, from once they met in school within the early 80s to their marriage struggles, as they practically divorced twice.
The couple switched to an open relationship round 2000, Rudolph testified, which eased stress between the 2, the Related Press reported. After that, Rudolph stated he and Bianca have been “moderately blissful” with their association.
The couple’s grown kids attended Wednesday’s listening to, sitting on their father’s aspect to help him, the Denver Gazette reported.
Wednesday’s testimony probably gained’t be the final time Rudolph takes the stand. Prosecutors requested two hours to query him a couple of “mysterious crocodile assault” on Thursday.
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