A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office:
TIMOTHY SMITH FOUND GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER
Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 34-year-old Tim Smith of Woodstock, Illinois was found guilty after a bench trial of First Degree Murder.
On May 18, 2011, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of a burglary in progress at 4320 Doty Road in Woodstock.
The defendant, Tim Smith, called 911 and claimed that a man had broken into his home and that he shot the intruder.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the defendant had placed a sex advertisement on “Craigslist” that featured his wife, Kimberly Smith.
After answering the advertisement, the defendant shot the male victim after a disagreement with a .38 caliber handgun.
Thereafter, the investigation revealed that the defendant staged the scene to make it look like a break-in.
During a subsequent interview, the defendant variously claimed that the shooting was an accident and defense-of-another.
The defendant faces between 45 and 85 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections and, under truth-in-sentencing, must serve 100 percent of his sentence.
A sentencing hearing will be held October 18, 2018.
This case was investigated by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Combs and Robert Zalud.
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This is the case in which Kurt Milliman, the man shot, died virtually \within sight of the Woodstock Hospital.
This is Smith’s second conviction. His first one was in 2011.