Family Feud Contestant Timothy Bliefnick Found Guilty of Murdering Wife Rebecca

Timothy Bliefnick, who joked about his marriage on a 2020 episode of Family Feud, has been convicted of killing his estranged wife Rebecca Bliefnick. Get details on the murder case.

By Corinne Heller Jun 01, 2023 10:42 PMTags
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A former Family Feud contestant who joked on the game show that he regretted his marriage has been convicted of murdering his estranged wife.

On May 31, a jury in Adams County, Ill. found Timothy Bliefnick, 40, guilty of fatally shooting Rebecca Bliefnick, with whom he shared three sons, E! News can confirm.

In addition to the first-degree murder charge, Timothy was also found guilty of one count of home invasion, according to the Associated Press.

Timothy did not testify during his trial and the defense did not call any evidence. He previously pleaded not guilty to all his charges.

Rebecca's body was found by a family member in the bathroom of her Quincy home on Feb. 23, per the AP. Police arrested her estranged husband in connection to the killing on March 13.

The former couple was in the process of a divorce, with Timothy submitting a petition in 2021, at the time of the 41-year-old's death. Court records show he and Rebecca, a nurse, filed for orders of protection from each other.

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Back in 2020, Timothy appeared with other family members on an episode of Family Feud. When host Steve Harvey asked him about the "biggest mistake you made at your wedding," he answered, "Honey, I love you, but, said, 'I do.'"

Adams County, Illl., Administration via AP

"I love my wife," he added at the time. "I'm going to get in trouble for that, aren't I?"

His attorney Casey Schnack told Fox News Digital May 31 that the remark was a harmless quip and had nothing to do with the couple's decision to separate. In the wake of the verdict, the lawyer maintained Timothy's innocence, telling Court TV that a prowler may be to blame for the murder.


Timothy's sentencing has been scheduled for Aug. 11.

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