Tim Bliefnick, a former “Family Feud” contestant from Illinois, has been accused of the murder of his estranged wife, Becky Bliefnick, in her home. Bliefnick’s defense lawyer, Casey Schnack, argues that there may have been an unknown prowler who broke into the house and shot her. Schnack claims that there is evidence of suspicious individuals stalking the neighborhood in the week leading up to the murder, but the police have not investigated the complaint.
Allegations and Denials
According to Schnack, Bliefnick denies the allegations of domestic violence and murder. The couple, who were going through a divorce, lived in separate houses at the time of the incident. However, prosecutors have characterized the crime as an act of domestic violence, a claim that Bliefnick’s defense vehemently denies.
Despite this, a probate court has ruled that Bliefnick cannot use funds from his wife’s estate for his criminal defense. The court has granted $5,000 for hiring a defense investigator, with the option to petition for more funds if needed.
Bliefnick, a former college football player and amateur actor who appeared on “Family Feud” with his family in 2019, had hoped to use his wife’s estate funds to hire a private investigator. However, as reported by Fox News, the court denied this request, and Bliefnick’s bail was also denied. If granted bail, Bliefnick would have been able to work from home to generate income, but this request was also rejected.
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Family’s Response and Fundraising Efforts
Becky Bliefnick’s family has started a GoFundMe campaign to support her three sons and establish a scholarship in her name. The family is seeking financial assistance to cover the expenses related to the legal proceedings and to provide for the well-being of the children.
As the case continues to unfold, Tim Bliefnick’s defense team is working to identify the alleged prowler and contest the charges against him.
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