SAD NEWS: Detroit Lions player kill his wife because of…

Detroit Lions still developing, but they're being transparent about itAntonio ‘AJ’ Armstrong Jr. has been declared guilty by a Texas grand jury for the murders of his parents, committed when he was just a teenager back in 2016.

Antonio Armstrong Jr., now 23 years old, has received a life sentence in prison, with the possibility of parole after 40 years, for fatally shooting his retired NFL linebacker father, Antonio Armstrong Sr., and his mother, Dawn Armstrong.

Former Detroit Lions Linebacker Jessie Lemonier Dead At 25The incident occurred in their family home located in southwest Houston in 2016 and, after two previous trials, this jury concluded that Armstrong Jr. was responsible for his parents’ deaths, after deliberating for almost 11 hours.

This was the third trial he faced in the span of seven years since the tragic incident. The previous two trials had resulted in hung juries.

The decision came after the jurors listened to over 40 hours of testimony from 31 witnesses across an 11-day period.

As the verdict was announced, Armstrong Jr. displayed no emotional response, while his wife Kate Armstrong, with whom he has a long-standing partnership, openly wept in the courtroom.

What happened to Antonio Armstrong Sr.?

The crime occurred when Armstrong Jr. was 16 years old. On July 29, 2016, he allegedly shot both his parents while they were sleeping in their bed, placing pillows over their heads before calling 911 to report the sound of gunshots.

His mother, Dawn, was fatally shot twice in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene. Antonio Sr. was rushed to the hospital but ultimately succumbed to his injuries. Both victims were 42 years old.

It was reported at the time that the killer left a note along with the murder weapon, a .22-caliber pistol owned by Antonio Sr., on the kitchen counter.

“I have been watching you for a long time, come get me,” it read.

Now, it has been determined by this jury that Armstrong Jr. was the one responsible.

Antonio Armstrong Sr. was a sixth round NFL draft pick in 1995, and spent time on the rosters of the Miami DolphinsSan Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams, before moving to Canadian football.

A former Family Feud contestant has been arrested for murdering his estranged wife after joking on the game show years earlier that his “biggest mistake” was his marriage.

KHQA, a Missouri-based news station, reported that Timothy Bliefnick was arrested Monday (March 13) and charged with two counts of first-degree murder and home invasion following the death of his estranged wife, Rebecca Bliefnick.

Rebecca died from multiple gunshot wounds in February. She was found at her home in Quincy, Illinois by a family member after failing to get her children from school.

According to The Daily Mail, Timothy appeared in a 2020 episode of CBS game show; however, the episode was filmed the previous fall. During the episode, host Steve Harvey asked the question, “What’s the biggest mistake you made at your wedding?” to which Timothy answered, “Said, ‘I do.’”

The contestant prefaced his response by telling his wife, “Honey, I love you.” He then walked back his answer, saying, “Not my mistake, not my mistake. I love my wife. I’m going to get in trouble for that, aren’t I?”

Stone-faced, Harvey replied, “It’s going to be a lot of hell to pay at your house,” and said that his only “shot” at redemption would be if the answer was “number two or three” on the board. He continued, “Because if it’s number seven and only two people said it, that’s going to put you in the butthole category.”

However, “regretting marriage” was the second most common response to the question, putting Timothy on the board.

Per KHQA, the couple married in 2009, but were going through divorce proceedings at the time of Rebecca’s murder. The couple had separated “several years” before her death, according to court records. Rebecca, who was represented by a local domestic violence agency, had previously filed for a restraining order against Timothy and her father-in-law.

Later, Timothy filed a restraining order in retaliation. A local circuit clerk informed KHQA that “case files regarding the Bliefnicks’ restraining orders and divorce proceedings were removed from Judici after Judge Debra Wellborn ordered them sealed.” Timothy is being held in the Adams County Jail and was denied bond during a hearing on Tuesday (March 14).

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