Bliefnick pleads not guilty to murder of estranged wife

Published: Mar. 24, 2023 at 4:03 PM CDT
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QUINCY (WGEM) - Timothy Bliefnick pleaded not guilty to the murder of his estranged wife on Friday.

39-year-old Bliefnick appeared with his attorney Casey Schnack for an arraignment in Adam’s County Eighth Circuit Court where Judge Robert Adrian read Bliefnick’s charges and possible penalties.

A jury trial was set for May 22, a motion hearing for April 20 and a status hearing on April 12.

Schnack said the defense has looked through more than 50 DVDs, hundreds of pictures, three USB drives, body-cam footage and text messages.

“We’re looking forward to giving Timothy his day in court,” Schnack said.

Within the next week, Schanck said the defense will attempt to gain access to a private Kentucky Road Facebook group, where she believes there might be more evidence.

Bliefnick was arrested at 8:24 a.m. on March 13 and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of a home invasion.

On February 23, police arrived at the 2500 block of Kentucky Road where they found Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said that a family member arrived at Bliefnick’s home when she did not pick up her kids from school and found her on the ground.

On March 1, police searched Timothy Bliefnick’s home at 1641 Hampshire Street as part of the homicide investigation.

If found guilty, Bliefnick could face up to life in prison.

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