Four years ago, an Illinois man who appeared on the hit TV game show “Family Feud” said that the biggest mistake at his wedding was getting married — and that man has now been charged with murdering his wife.
On Monday, Timothy Bliefnick was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of a home invasion, the Daily Mail reported. He appeared in court on Tuesday and did not enter a plea. He is being held without bail.
During the show, the Illinois man was asked by host Steve Harvey, “What’s the biggest mistake you made at your wedding?” He answered, “Honey, I love you,” as he directed his response toward his wife, then said, “But ‘I do.’”
Bliefnick then wanted to make sure he clarified his answer when it drew a reaction from the audience, claiming that he wasn’t talking about his own marriage.
“Not my mistake,” Timothy replied. “Not my mistake. I love my wife. I’m gonna get in trouble for that, aren’t I?”
A “Family Feud” contestant gave prosecutors a big clue in their case against him for allegedly murdering his wife … his response to the “biggest mistake you made at your wedding.” https://t.co/FB8aNpZFHy
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 16, 2023
Harvey said there was going to be hell for Bliefnick to pay at home, but said that the only shot that things will be okay is if the answer is on the board.
It was then revealed that “I Do” was the second most popular answer. The show was taped in 2019, and appeared on air in 2020.
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Bliefnick’s estranged wife, Rebecca Bliefnick, was found dead inside her home late last month. The couple had been living apart and in the process of divorce when a family member discovered Rebecca’s body where she lived with their three children.
Bliefnick’s estranged wife had reportedly filed a restraining order against her husband. It is unclear whether it was in effect at the time of her death.
Assistant State’s Attorney Josh Jones said, “This is an act of domestic violence. Every victim needs to be seen, heard, and believed.”
“While our thoughts and prayers are with Rebecca Bliefnick’s family and her children, our focus and efforts remain on bringing her murderer to justice,” Jones added.