The alleged ‘Family Feud killer’ studied criminal justice for years before the murder of his estranged wife

The Illinois man accused of gunning down his estranged wife in a divorce battle studied criminal justice and joked on national TV that marriage was a mistake.

FIRST ON FOX An Illinois man is accused of shooting his ex-wife during a divorce case. According to an archived copy of his acting biography, he was a criminal justice major more than a decade prior to the crime.

Timothy Bliefnick (39), went on to become a manager at a recycling plant, but he also worked as an actor in community theater. He appeared on “Family Feud”, cracked jokes on a TikTok profile, and has since been made private.

He is accused of breaking into Becky Bliefnick, 41,’s home and then shooting her multiple time on February 23rd. They had three children together.

Quincy Community Theater removed videos of him performing skits with the group, sometimes without shirt on, and removed him from its website. However, a page from his archived bio shows that he was there for more than ten years.



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Tim Bliefnick was a college football player and a contestant on “Family Feud”. He is now accused of shooting and killing his estranged wife Becky Bliefnick (Adams County Sheriff’s Office Becky Bliefnick/Facebook).

The bio was originally posted in April 2016. It reads: “He is a Quincy University graduate where he played football four years and majored Criminal Justice.” He is the current General Manager of Quincy Recycle, a recycling facility on South Sixth. However, he has been with Quincy Recycle for over 11 years.

The post was made before Becky had her third child. It also mentioned Becky’s older boys. He was also shown to have once stood still in Chicago for three hours so that a friend could create a plaster mold. This mold was later used to make a bronze statue of a Civil War soldier wearing a uniform. It bears Bliefnick’s likeness.

WATCH: Timothy Bliefnick makes TikTok jokes




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Thursday’s comment was not made by the theater’s director.

Bliefnick made a joke with Steve Harvey during a “Family Feud 2019” taping that his biggest mistake was not saying “I do” on his wedding day.

Rebecca Bliefnick (41-year-old mother of three, Quincy, Illinois) was found dead in her Quincy home on February 23, 2023.

He responded to the crowd with laughter and gasps.

“Not my mistake, my mistake — I love and cherish my wife…I’m going to get in trouble for that, am I not?”

Casey Schnack, his attorney, called the quip “a silly answer to a stupid question on a silly program” earlier this week. He told Fox News Digital that it “doesn’t make you a murderer.”




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Tim Bliefnick seen at his house on the day Rebecca Bliefnick’s funeral took place in Quincy, Illinois. Rebecca Bliefnick, Tim’s estranged spouse, was shot to death in February.

Bliefnick, through Schnack, has maintained his innocence. She said that requests for protection orders in the divorce case were routine.

His arraignment was set for next week. Many filings this week were also sealed by the court because of “extensive public in this matter, court records show.

The couple lived in Quincy, in houses located about one mile apart. The case was investigated by police, who served multiple search warrants on several houses. One of them was Tim’s on March 1.




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Becky Bliefnick, pictured with her family at Halloween 2018. According to police, she was shot to death at her Quincy home on February 23, 2023.




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They then arrested him this week, on charges of first-degree murder as well as home invasion.

Becky was an lifelong resident. She was a high school valedictorian and a pharmacist who then became a nurse just in time to prevent the coronavirus pandemic.

Both were students at Quincy University. Tim played football there and was inducted into the school’s sports hall-of-fame. However, his name is now gone.


Fox News’ Ashley Papa, Haley Chi-Sing and Haley Chia-Sing contributed to this article.

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