An Illinois man is being held without bond on accusations of killing his estranged wife. Police arrested Timothy Bliefnick on Monday, more than two weeks after his estranged wife Rebecca “Becky” Bliefnick, was found shot to death on February 23 in her home in Quincy, Illinois. She was 41 years old.
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A Family Feud contestant gave prosecutors a major hint in their case against him for allegedly killing his wife. Steve Harvey put Bliefnick on the spot when it was his turn to answer the question, “What’s your biggest regret at your wedding?” to which he replied, “I do.”
Illinois | Rebecca Bliefnick, 41-years-old, was found dead in her home by a family member on February 23, after she failed to pickup her 3 children from school.
Now her estranged husband, Timothy Bliefnick, has been arrested (yesterday) for her murder. pic.twitter.com/l6dvBVDp9f
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Who is Timothy Bliefnick?
Timothy Bliefnick was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of a home invasion. He is 39 years old. At a Tuesday Court appearance, a judge denied him bond, reported WGEM.
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“This brutal crime has had the Quincy community on edge and our residents living in fear,” Quincy Police Chief Adam Yates said.
“I hope today’s announcement can begin to calm some of those concerns,” he added.
The couple got married in 2009 and have been separated for several years. They were going through divorce proceedings at the time of Rebecca’s death, reported KHQA.
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Bliefnick had been working at Quincy Farm Products in business development. The company is cooperating with police and the suspect is no longer an employee, said Philip Hildebrand Jr, the company’s vice president of finance and administration.
According to the report, Rebecca or a local domestic violence agency working on her behalf had filed restraining orders against Tim and his father as per the court documents that were later removed from Illinois’ public records website after a judge ordered them sealed.
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Bliefnick appeared with his family on the popular TV game show “Family Feud” in 2020. Rebecca’s family and friends expressed their relief at the arrest.
“While the arrest today provides a step towards closure, this journey is far from over and the investigation continues,” they said, reported Fox News.
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“Our highest priority remains to protect and loving Becky’s sons who were the lights of her life. As we continue mourning, we will love and care for them in the ways we know she would want,” the family said.