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