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US dentist on trial for wife's 2016 safari death in Zambia

Holmes Trial Courtroom
Posted at 12:30 PM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 12:30:58-04

DENVER — A trial is set to begin this week in Colorado for the founder of a Pennsylvania dental franchise accused of killing his wife on an African safari six years ago and collecting nearly $5 million in insurance proceeds.

Federal prosecutors allege that 67-year-old Lawrence “Larry” Rudolph, 67 killed his wife during a 2016 safari trip in Zambia.

Rudolph's attorney say Bianca Rudolph's death was accidental and accuse prosecutors of relying on circumstantial evidence.

He was a big game hunter and former head of an international safari club.

The trial is in Colorado is in because several insurers tied to the payout were based here.