Family Feud Contestant ‘Shots Estranged Wife Dead in Her Home’

A man who appeared on the game show Family Feud allegedly shot and killed his estranged wife, according to authorities, before reportedly attending her wake.

The wife was found dead in her home with multiple gunshot wounds after she failed to pick up her children from school.

Timothy Bliefnick, 39, from Quincy, Illinois, was arrested on Monday and charged with his wife Rebecca Bliefnick’s death.

The 41-year-old nurse and mother to three boys was discovered by a family member on February 23.

The estranged wife, Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, (pictured) was found shot in her home after she failed to pick up her kids
The estranged wife, Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, (pictured) was found shot in her home after she failed to pick up her kidsCredit: GoFundMe

Timothy reportedly attended Rebecca’s wake but didn’t go to her funeral.

The estranged husband said it was because he didn’t want to be a distraction, the Daily Beast reports.

Police arrested Timothy 12 days after they searched his home on March 1.

“Given the circumstances, it is not surprising that the search warrant was issued and executed,” Timothy’s lawyer, Casey Schnack, told Muddy River News at the time.

“My only surprise is that it took this long to do,” Schnack said.

“It is just as important that QPD conduct such as investigation to rule Timothy OUT as a suspect so that investigative efforts can be spent elsewhere.”

Timothy and Rebecca got married in 2009 but were in the middle of a divorce when the wife and mother was killed.

The couple was reportedly separated for several years before Rebecca was shot, according to online court records obtained by KHQA, which the outlet discovered were removed, along with several other documents after a judge ordered them to be sealed.

Rebecca, or someone working on her behalf, also reportedly filed a restraining order against Timothy and then later one against her father-in-law, according to the now-deleted court records.

“Seeking an [order of protection] in a divorce is not uncommon gameplay in Adams County,” Timothy’s lawyer told Fox News.

“The state’s attorney’s office needs a narrative. It appears that domestic violence is that narrative.”

After that, Timothy reportedly filed his own restraining order against Rebecca, the now-deleted court records revealed.

The Bliefnick family, including Timothy, went on the hit TV show Family Feud three years ago, but Rebecca didn’t make an appearance at the podium.

After Rebecca’s death, her family said that while they “remain heartbroken,” they are grateful to all who have worked tirelessly in service of justice for Rebecca, the Daily Beast reports.

Timothy was working at Quincy Farm Products in business development, according to his LinkedIn profile, which is no longer public.

However, Timothy isn’t an employee at the company anymore, Philip J. Hildebrand Jr., the company’s vice president of finance and administration, told the outlet.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca Bliefnick and her family, and we’re hoping for justice,” Hildebrand said.

Timothy was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and home invasion.

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