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14th Aug 2023

Family Feud contestant who gave shocking answer on the show sentenced to life in prison for killing wife

Charlie Herbert

Family Feud contestant who gave shocking answer on game show sentenced to life in prison for killing wife

He appeared on the show three years before he shot his wife

A former Family Feud contestant who gave a shocking answer about his wife on the game show has been sentenced to life behind bars for her murder.

In May, Timothy Bliefnick, 40, was found guilty of breaking into the home of his estranged wife Rebecca Postle Bliefnick, and shooting her 14 times.

He has since been sentenced for her killing.

Bliefnick appeared on the long-running game show in 2019 in an episode aired in January 2020.

When host Steve Harvey asked the contestants “what’s the biggest mistake you made at your wedding,” Bliefnick answered: “Honey, I love you, but ‘said I do.'”

He then added: “Not my mistake, not my mistake. I love my wife. I’m going to get in trouble for that aren’t I?’, to which Harvey replied: “It’s going to be a lot of hell to pay at your house.”

Three years later, he killed Rebecca, who was also the mother of their three children.

Bliefnick was arrested on March 13, roughly three weeks after Rebecca had been found dead by her father, William Postle, on the bathroom floor of her home in Quincy, Illinois.

He was charged with home invasion and first-degree murder, and was found guilty following a trial.

He will now spend the rest of his life in prison, WGEM reports.

During the trial, the court heard that Bliefnick researched how to murder his estranged wife, and googled how to force open a window with a crowbar and how long it would take the police to respond.

Rebecca Postle Bliefnick was shot 14 times by her estranged husband (Facebook)

Sentencing Bliefnick, Judge Robert Adrian said: “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.

“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.”

Rebecca was found dead by her father, William Postle, on the bathroom floor of her home in Quincy, Illinois.

At the time of her killing, the couple were in the process of getting a divorce, and Rebecca had filed for an order of protection from her husband in 2021, according to court documents.

A hearing in that matter had been scheduled for the week after her killing.

They had got married in 2009.

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