an ex family dispute the contestant is being accused of killing his estranged wife.
Timothy W. Bliefnick39, was charged March 13 with two counts of first-degree murder and trespassing in the death of Rebecca Bliefnick41, who was found dead in her Illinois home on February 23, according to court documents.
“It was not a random act of violence,” jose joneslead trial attorney for the Adams County State’s Attorney, at a press conference on March 13, according to People. “However, it is equally important to recognize the event for what it is: an act of domestic violence.”
timothy’s lawyer Casey Schnack, however, he confirmed to E! News that his client plans to plead not guilty at her court hearing later this month.
“We have started working on preparing Tim’s defense and have spent most of our time preparing preliminary motions with certain pieces of evidence that we believe are available,” Casey shared. “We have spoken with several members of Tim’s family who are after him and can speak about his character. Tim maintains his presumption of innocence until a judge removes it.”
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Timothy, who had been separated from his wife for two years according to his lawyer, appeared in a 2020 episode of family dispute with their parents and siblings.
During the episode, the host Steve Harvey Timothy asked, “What’s the biggest mistake you made at your wedding?” He replied, “Honey, I love you, but ‘I said yes’.”
“It’s not my mistake, it’s not my mistake,” continued Timothy, who played soccer at Quincy University before becoming a sales executive. “I love my wife. I’m going to get in trouble for that, aren’t I?”
After Fox News Digital first discovered the clip, his attorney told the outlet, “It’s a game show. A dumb answer to a dumb question on a dumb show doesn’t make one a murderer.”
As family and friends continue to mourn the loss of Rebecca, an online obituary confirms that she was a certified trauma nurse and sexual assault nurse examiner.
And while Rebecca was dedicated to her professional life, her obituary says that her greatest passion was being the mother of her three children. Deacon, greyson and Arlinwho shared with Timothy.
“Her children were her world, the best gifts of her life,” her obituary read. “She was the quintessential ‘boy mom’, aptly illustrated by building, for Halloween, transformers costumes that really transformed, creating custom ‘first day of school’ signs each year, and jumping all in with fishing and frog hunting and whatever sport. Her Catholic faith was of great importance and she worked diligently to instill her love for God in her children.”
For more information on domestic abuse or to get help for yourself or a loved one, visit the website of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (http://www.thehotline.org/) or call 1-800 -799-7233.