A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney:
TIM SMITH CONVICTED OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER
Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that Tim Smith, 28, formerly of Woodstock, was found guilty, after a five hour jury deliberation, of the offense of first degree murder.
This case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim, Kurt Milliman, had responded to a Craig’s List add which offered the services of a prostitute in exchange for money.
When Milliman arrived at the defendant’s home on 4320 Doty Road, Woodstock, IL, he met Kimberly Smith, the defendant’s wife.
The two started to have sexual relations, but Kimberly Smith abruptly stopped and an argument ensued.
The defendant then came out of a room where he had been hiding and shot Kurt Milliman in the back.
The defendant then damaged his home, smashed a window and called the police claiming someone had broken into the home and attacked his wife.
A subsequent investigation by the Sheriff’s Department revealed that the defendant had placed the add on Craig’s List and was “pimping” his wife for profit.
The defendant was interviewed by detectives and admitted to fabricating the story of the break-in and that he had been selling his wife for sex on the internet.
The defendant will be sentenced on April 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm and faces a minimum sentence of 45 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
The case was prosecuted by Michael Combs, Chief of the Criminal Division of the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office, Patrick Kenneally and Andrew Mueller.