A former “Family Feud” contestant who joked about regretting his marriage on-air has been sentenced to life in prison for his wife’s murder. Timothy Bliefnick, 40, broke into the home of his estranged wife, Rebecca Postle Bliefnick, and shot her 14 times, leaving her for dead. Now, he’ll spend the rest of his days behind bars where he belongs.
- Timothy Bliefnick appeared on “Family Feud” in 2019. In the episode, which aired in January 2020, host Steve Harvey asked, “What’s the biggest mistake you made at your wedding?” Bliefnick’s answer? “Honey, I love you, but ‘said I do.’” The audience groaned, prompting Timothy to clarify, “Not my mistake, not my mistake — I love my wife.” Sure.
- By February 2023, Rebecca Bliefnick was dead. Timothy broke into her home via the second-story window and shot her dead. She was found by a family member after she failed to pick her three children up from school.
- Timothy Bliefnick extensively researched his horrific crime. During his trial, the prosecution revealed that Timothy had made multiple Google searches on everything from how to force a window open with a crowbar to how long it takes police to respond to a crime scene.
- The judge had no time for Bliefnick’s BS. Judge Robert Aidan addressed the killer during sentencing, telling him (via Fox News), “Mr. Bliefnick, you researched this murder. You planned this murder. You practiced this murder. You broke into her house, and you shot her one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 times.”
- The murder was excessively callous. While killing someone you claimed you used to love is horrible enough on its own, Timothy continued shooting Rebecca while she was already dead.”I don’t know how long it took you to do that, but some of those shots were fired while she was lying on the ground. And you did all of that while your children were upstairs at your house, lying snug in their beds,” Judge Aidan added.
- Rebecca Bliefnick was terrified that something like this would happen to her. After filing for divorce from Timothy in 2021, she got a restraining order and told her sister that her ex-husband was dangerous and wanted to hurt her. “I am putting this in writing that I’m fearful he will somehow harm me, come after me, or will try to [do] something to me that takes me away from the kids or the kids away from me,” she texted her sister, Sarah Reilly. “He already has lied multiple times to paint himself as a victim and me as the perpetrator when it is absolutely the other way around.”
- Bliefnick showed no reaction to the sentence. If he felt any remorse or regret, it would certainly be a surprise, as The AP reports Timothy showed no reaction whatsoever to being sent to prison for life. That’s the least he deserves — good thing he’s never going to see the light of day again.