Woman charged with prostitution related to murder pleads to disorderly
WOODSTOCK – A woman whose husband shot and killed a man who responded to an online ad for sex with her has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct.
Kimberly A. Smith, 30, of Woodstock entered a blind plea Friday to the Class 4 felony, meaning there is no agreement with prosecutors as to her sentence.
Because she has a prior felony conviction for fleeing and eluding from a 2007 case, she faces between one and six years in prison.
She also is eligible for probation. Her sentencing is scheduled for June 7.
The plea was accepted by Judge Sharon Prather, who recently presided over the murder trial of Smith's husband, Timothy S. Smith.
He was found guilty of first-degree murder in February and is awaiting sentencing on April 25, although his attorney has filed a motion for a new trial.
According to prosecutors, Timothy Smith placed ads online for sex with his wife. On May 28, 2011, 48-year-old Kurt Milliman of Prairie Grove responded to one of those ads and went to the Smiths' home on Doty Road in Woodstock.
Milliman was a former courthouse security officer and owner of an Island Lake bar.
Under a limited immunity agreement where prosecutors agreed that anything she said on the stand wouldn't be used against her, Kimberly Smith testified against her husband.
She said that she had sex for money with about 50 men, but was pregnant at the time and didn't want to sell herself anymore, so she asked Milliman to leave.
Kimberly Smith said that Milliman tried to give her money to continue, but she refused. He grabbed her arm and slapped her, she said.
Her husband then came around the corner with a .38-caliber handgun and shot Milliman once in the back.
The disorderly conduct charge against Kimberly Smith relates to what happened after Milliman was shot. According to prosecutors, Kimberly Smith initially told police that Milliman was an intruder committing a home invasion.
Prosecutors dropped additional charges against Kimberly Smith, including obstruction of justice and prostitution, as part of the plea deal. She was never charged with murder.