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I No Longer Do: A ‘Family Feud’ Contestant Joked About Regretting His Marriage. Then, He Shot His Wife Dead.

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Source: GoFundMe; Quincy Police Department

Aug. 14 2023, Published 11:02 a.m. ET

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A former contestant of the television game show "Family Feud" has been sentenced to life in prison for the first-degree murder of his estranged wife in Illinois.

Timothy Bliefnick, 40, was recently found guilty in the February shooting death of Rebecca Bliefnick.

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The jury in Quincy deliberated about four hours after Bliefnick did not testify and his defense team did not call any witnesses, WPVI-TV reported.

Bliefnick was taken into custody by Adams County sheriff’s deputies immediately after the verdict was read and he is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 11, officials said.

As Front Page Detectives previously reported, a family member found the body of Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, after she failed to pick up her kids from school. She had been shot multiple times.

On March 13, Timothy was arrested and charged in Rebecca’s murder, 12 days after his Quincy home was searched.

The couple had been separated and were going through a divorce.

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Timothy appeared on ABC’s “Family Feud” in 2020 with some of his family members. Host Steve Harvey asked, “What was the biggest mistake you made at your wedding?” Bliefnick answered, “I do,” according to ABC News.

He followed it up by telling Harvey “not mine to say, not mine to say. I love my wife.” He also added, “I’m going to get in trouble for that, aren’t I?”


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