Former 2020 game show contestant Timothy Briefnick, 39, has been charged with first-degree murder and burglary in connection with Rebecca Briefnick’s death in Quincy, Illinois.
A mother of three children was found shot dead in her Kentucky Road home on February 23. Timothy Bliefnick was taken into custody on March 13th.
As the investigation continues, Quincy police called the arrest of Timothy Briefnick “an important step in seeking justice for Rebecca.”
Authorities say Rebecca’s death has rocked the Quincy community.
“This brutal crime has put the Quincy community at risk and residents are living in fear,” the police department posted on its Facebook page.
KHQA report The couple married in 2009 but were in the process of divorcing at the time of Rebecca’s death. The officer reports that they have been ordered to seal them.
Adams County State Attorney’s Chief Trial Counsel Josh Jones said Rebecca’s murder was not an act of random violence, but said it was important for the community to recognize what death was: Acts of Domestic Violence”.
of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services Along with the Quincy police detectives, they are in contact with Briefnick’s children.
Quincy Police have shared a message to Rebecca’s family. All we can do is use our tools, talents and all available resources to bring you justice. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
Timothy Briefnick is being held on an unrestricted warrant in the Adams County Jail.
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