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Jones described the crime scene, alleging Tim Bliefnick did not commit “the perfect crime” and 27 shell casings in his home matched eight shell casings found beside Becky Bliefnick’s body on Feb. 23.
Tim Bliefnick’s attorney, Casey Schnack, used her opening statement to call Jones’s statement “a good story, but that doesn’t make it evidence or true” and the evidence will come from the witness stand so the jury can determine what is true and what isn’t true.
“This case is dripping with reasonable doubt,” Schnack said, but saying that didn’t include fingerprints or DNA on a bicycle that was allegedly used to transport someone to Becky Bliefnick’s house to kill her.
Jones discussed neighborhood videos that show someone bike riding in the area between Tim Bliefnick’s house and Becky Bliefnick’s house in the days leading up to Becky’s murder. He was also looking up license plate reports as Becky was seeing a man named Ted Johnson and Tim was allegedly looking him up.
Jones said the same bike rider was following the same route to and away from Kentucky Road during the timeframe of Becky’s murder. Jones admits you can’t tell who is riding the bike in the video, but it was found a half block from Tim Bliefnick’s home.
Becky Bliefnick’s father, Bill Postle, was the prosecution’s first witness. He found his daughter’s body in the early afternoon of Feb. 23.
Assistant State’s Attorney Laura Keck questioned Postle about a text he received from Tim Bliefnick on the day of Becky’s death. In a text, Tim Bliefnick wrote to Postle and said he hadn’t heard from Becky and was wondering who was going to pick up the boys. Tim said Becky had told him she was sick before she supposedly didn’t respond to Tim.
That’s when Postle decided to go check on his daughter.
Postle said he went to the Kentucky Road house, found the front door wide open and Becky’s car in the garage. After walking through the bedroom, he found Becky’s body on the bathroom floor.
“She looked like she was dead,” he said. “Rigor mortis had already set in.”
The jury then saw Becky’s body on the projector screen for the first time. There were open mouths and wide eyes among the jurors.
Postle then testified he had forgotten his phone, so he couldn’t call 9-1-1.
QUINCY — Adams County Assistant State’s Attorney Josh Jones painted a picture of the last moments of Becky Bliefnick’s life, describing fear, panic and death and accusing Tim Bliefnick of shooting her 14 times. Jones presented the prosecution’s opening statements before a jury of six men and six...muddyrivernews.com
His biggest mistake was killing her in the first place!Adams County Assistant State’s Attorney Josh Jones began his remarks with an account of what happened the night Rebecca Bliefnick was murdered.
Jones said Rebecca was alone in the home, her three children were supposed to be at Timothy’s house, she heard someone break into an upstairs window, then she ran to her bedroom.
Once in the bedroom, Jones said she tried to shut the door, but it was forcibly opened by the intruder. Rebecca then went to a bathroom attached to the bedroom where she was shot 14 times.
During the prosecutors opening statements, Jones claimed Timothy Bliefnick left behind multiple mistakes that ultimately lead to his arrest. One being that bits and pieces of an Aldi bag were scattered on and around Rebecca’s body. Jones said her DNA was found on a bag in Timothy’s home during a police search weeks after the murder.
“They say when you confront your death your life flashes in front of your eyes, we will never know what was going through Becky’s mind as she lay there, alone, slowly bleeding to death, her heart beat slowing, her breath fading, her life and her blood draining away,” Jones said.
Jones claims Bliefnick used the bag as part of a homemade silencer.
QUINCY (WGEM) - The jury trial of Timothy Bliefnick, the Quincy man being charged with fatally shooting his estranged wife began Tuesday morning at 9 a.m.www.wandtv.com
Regarding the aborted 911 call...the prosecution said that they believe that Becky was trying to call when the bathroom door got smashed open and she dropped it.It seems like this will be a slam-dunk for the prosecution, very compelling evidence so far. Tim isn't the sharpest tool in the garden shed, Quincy is said to have a very low crime rate. Did he really think shooting his ex-wife 14 times would be looked at as a random crime?
I'm curious about -
- The 911 call Becky tried to make, was it a call that didn't go through? Due to Tim grabbing her phone and hanging up?
- Tim's Father. Why weren't the kids allowed to be around him?
Is the trial continueing today?Regarding the aborted 911 call...the prosecution said that they believe that Becky was trying to call when the bathroom door got smashed open and she dropped it.
Regarding Tim's father, I'm not sure who they are referring to. Is his mother's husband Tim's father? It looks like they just got married in 2013. We'll just have to wait and see what comes out at the trial.