‘Dateline’ featured case of local dentist convicted of killing wife on African safari

It was a case that made worldwide headlines.

Dr. Larry Rudolph, a former Greensburg dentist, and his wife, Bianca, were in Africa on a hunting safari when she was shot and killed.

Rudolph claimed she accidentally shot herself while trying to pack a shotgun. A federal jury found Rudolph guilty of murder and mail fraud for cashing in a $4.8 million life insurance claim in what prosecutors said was a premeditated crime.

“Safari Story” highlighted the six-year murder investigation. Andrea Canning’s report from Zambia featured new details, including jail phone recordings.