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Family Feud contestant who made shocking answer on game show gets life in prison for killing wife
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Family Feud contestant who made shocking answer on game show gets life in prison for killing wife

Timothy Bliefnick appeared on the game show in 2019 and was sentenced to life in 2023

Warning: This article contains description of shooting and murder which some readers may find distressing.

A former Family Feud contestant shared a shocking answer about his wife shortly before getting sentenced for her murder.

Timothy Bliefnick appeared on the long-running game show in 2019, with the episode airing in January 2020, and one of his answers has haunted viewers.

To this day it's made even more harrowing given he was later sentenced to life in prison in relation to the killing of his wife. Catch the clip here:

When Bliefnick appeared on the show, host Steve Harvey asked the question: "What's the biggest mistake you made at your wedding?"

After Bliefnick's fellow contestants give their answers, Harvey turned to Bliefnick, who said: "Honey, I love you, but 'Said I do.'"

The answer received a widespread groan from the audience before Bliefnick added, "Not my mistake, not my mistake – I love my wife."

Just three years later, Bliefnick's wife and the mother of his three children, Rebecca Postle Bliefnick, was killed during a home invasion.

Timothy Bliefnick was sentenced to life in prison on charges of home invasion and murder.
Quincy Police Department

Bliefnick was arrested in March 2023 on charges of home invasion and first-degree murder and his trial in May saw him found guilty and sentenced to life behind bars.

Prosecutors said Bliefnick used Google to research how to murder his estranged wife, including how to force open a window with a crowbar and how quickly police typically respond to a callout for such a crime.

As he sentenced the convicted killer, Judge Robert Adrian said, as per Fox News: "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 Bliefnick shared three sons with her estranged husband.

The victim was found dead by her father, William Postle, on the bathroom floor in her home in Quincy, Illinois, a small city close to the Missouri state line - Postle having become concerned when his daughter didn't pick up her three kids from school that day.

The former couple - who wed in 2009 - were in the process of getting a divorce, court records show.

Rebecca, who worked as a nurse, filed for an order of protection from her husband in 2021, according to additional papers filed in Adams County.

Bliefnick later reflected on the comment he made on Family Feud on an episode of CBS' 48 Hours.

While maintaining he 'did not murder' his wife, he said: "It wasn’t said with any malice or bad intentions. It was supposed to be funny."

Topics: US News, Film and TV, Crime, True crime, Sex and Relationships, Google