a former family Feud The contestant is being accused of killing his estranged wife.
Timothy W. Blifnik39, was charged on March 13 with first-degree murder and two counts of home invasion murder. Rebecca BlifnikThe 41-year-old was found dead in her Illinois home on February 23, according to court documents.
“This was not a random act of violence,” josh jonesLead Trial Attorney for the Adams County State’s Attorney said at a press conference on March 13 People, “However, it is just as important to recognize the incident as an act of domestic violence.”
timothy’s lawyer Casey SchnackHowever, confirmed to E! His client is reported to plan to plead not guilty at a court hearing later this month.
“We have hit the ground running to prepare Tim’s defense and have spent much of our time building a preliminary motion with certain items of evidence,” Casey shared. “We’ve spoken to several members of Tim’s family who stand behind him and can speak to his character. Tim maintains his presumption of innocence until a judge clears it away. “
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Timothy, who has been separated from his wife for two years according to his lawyer, appeared in the 2020 episode family Feud With your parents and siblings.
During the episode, host steve harvey asked Timothy, “What was the biggest mistake you made in your marriage?” He replied, “Honey, I love you, but, ‘said I do.'”
“Not my fault, not my fault,” said Timothy, who played football at Quincy University before becoming a sales executive. “I love my wife. I’m going to get in trouble for her, aren’t I?”
After the clip was first discovered by Fox News Digital, his lawyer told Shop“It’s a game show. A stupid answer to a stupid question on a stupid show doesn’t make someone a murderer.”
As family and friends mourn the loss of Rebecca, a online obituary confirms that she was a Certified Trauma Nurse and a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner.
And while Rebecca was dedicated to her professional life, her obituary says that her greatest passion was being a mother to her three sons. Deacon, grayson And Arlenewhich he shared with Timothy.
“Her boys were her world, her life’s greatest gift,” said her obituary. “She was the quintessential ‘boy mom,’ aptly portrayed for producing Halloween, transformer The costumes that really changed, making custom ‘first day of school’ posters every year, and jumping in with games like fishing and frog hunting and anything else. Her Catholic faith was of great importance, and she worked diligently to instill in her boys a love for God.
For more information about domestic abuse or to find help for yourself or a loved one, visit the National Domestic Violence Hotline website (or call 1-800-799-7233.