Family Feud contestant Timothy W. Blifnik accused of murder mocked about marriage on show
Former Family Feud contestant Timothy W. Blifnik has been charged with the murder of his estranged wife, Rebecca Blifnik. He is facing two counts of first-degree murder and home invasion in connection with the murder of his wife, who was found shot to death in their home on February 23 this year. (Also Read: Wheel of Fortune contestant Khushi stuns crowd with reaction: ‘What!’ Look what he said.)
Timothy and members of his family appeared on the popular game show in 2020, where he joked about his marriage during one of the questions asked by host Steve Harvey. Steve asked her, “What was the biggest mistake you made in your marriage?” Timothy replied, “Honey I love you, but said I do.” After this the audience stopped laughing. He continued, adding, “It’s not my fault I love my wife.” Finally, Steve said, “I’m going to be in trouble, aren’t I.”
The video surfaced online. Reacting to the episode, one person commented, “Besides the fact that he’s been accused of murdering her, can we talk about how dumb it is that people still think that their Is it funny to joke with a spouse, to joke or not? Because it’s weird enough.” Another person wrote, “This is not supposed to be a question directly for them to answer from their point of view, answers are based on many people’s answers, any answer is fine. Where they messed up and it’s the rest of their lives.” And they got married when he said sorry honey. If he had answered in all seriousness as I said, that would have been a logical answer. The other person commented, “He didn’t kill his wife, guys. Get all the facts. They were divorced for 2 years. She was his ex-wife.”
According to Blifnick’s attorney, Casey Schnack, his client will plead not guilty to the charges against him, as he told EW’s sister publication People. She also said that there was no history of domestic violence in their relationship, and that her client was a “standard, all-American, Midwestern dad” who was active in the community.
Rebecca Blifnik, a mother of three boys, worked as a registered nurse and was also a certified trauma nurse specialist and a sexual assault nurse examiner. Her obituary states that she was nominated for a Daisy Award in 2020, which celebrates nurses who provide exceptional care. A GoFundMe campaign has been created to set up a scholarship fund in her name and help with family expenses related to her death and future care for her boys.
During Monday’s press conference, the Quincy Police Department released a statement to Rebecca’s family, offering its condolences and promising to use every available resource to bring them to justice. He said, “Nothing we do as a police department will bring Rebecca back to you and her three boys.”