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Timothy Smith Sentenced to 50 Years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the Offense of First Degree Murder

Post Date:11/29/2018 2:10 PM

PRESS RELEASE

November 29, 2018

TIMOTHY SMITH SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS IN THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS FOR THE OFFENSE OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Patrick D. Kenneally, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces that 34-year-old Tim Smith of Woodstock, Illinois was sentenced to 50 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the offense of first degree murder. Under truth-in-sentencing guidelines Smith must serve 100 percent of the sentence.  

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.      

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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