Husband’s Game Show Joke Under Scrutiny: Did It Foreshadow Wife’s Murder?

  • Becky Bliefnick’s murder in Quincy, Illinois leaves city on edge due to unexplained nature of the crime.
  • Divorced couple Becky and Tim Bliefnick had shared custody of their children, raising questions about their relationship.
  • Murder to be featured in ABC News “20/20” limited series called “Bad Romance”, exploring destructive relationships.

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Becky Bliefnick’s murder on February 23, 2023, in Quincy, Illinois, left the city in shock. Adam Yates, Chief of the Quincy Police Department, expressed that the entire city was on edge due to the unexplained nature of the crime.

Becky and Tim Bliefnick had been divorced at the time of her death, although they had lived just blocks apart during their two-year separation and shared custody of their children. Tim was known for his sense of humor and love for attention, often sharing hokey dad jokes on TikTok and performing in community theater.

Becky, a vibrant blonde athlete, met Tim in college. They decided to use the money that would have been spent on a ring or honeymoon to buy a home instead. As their family grew, Becky pursued her certification as a nurse practitioner while raising their children. Her sister, Sarah Reilly, described her as a devoted mother and a social butterfly who could make friends with anyone.

The murder of Becky Bliefnick will be featured in a new ABC News “20/20” limited series called “Bad Romance,” airing on January 22 and streaming on Hulu the next day. The series will explore stories of spouses and lovers who ended up destroying lives.

Eleven years into their marriage, Tim appeared as a contestant on “Family Feud” while Becky was not involved in the show. During the game, host Steve Harvey asked Tim about the biggest mistake he made on his wedding day, to which Tim made a humorous response. Weeks after this appearance, Tim filed for divorce, potentially indicating underlying issues in their marriage.

On February 23, 2023, an intruder broke into Becky’s home while their children were asleep at Tim’s house. Becky was found dead in the bathroom, with 14 gunshot wounds. Authorities discovered a mysterious clue through a surveillance camera in the neighborhood – a ghostly figure on a bicycle patrolling the streets at night. This clue raised questions about whether Tim was involved in the crime or if there was another suspect that caught the attention of the police.

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