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New trial date for 2011 killing

WOODSTOCK – A man accused of murdering a former court security officer has a new trial date.

Timothy S. Smith, 28, is charged with murder, pandering, obstruction of justice and pimping in connection with death of 48-year-old Kurt Milliman in May 2011.

Smith’s trial was scheduled for Nov. 26, but on Friday was continued to Feb. 25.

Police have said Milliman responded to an online ad for sex with Smith’s wife, Kimberly A. Smith, and a dispute broke out, possibly over money.

Timothy Smith’s attorney, assistant public defender Kim Messer, has said her client shot Milliman in self-defense.

Messer requested the new trial date because she has not received reports regarding firearm analysis.

Messer said she also would like her expert to analyze a shirt she believes Milliman wore.

Assistant State’s Attorney Michael Combs objected to a new trial date, saying the shirt has been available for almost a year and a half.

McHenry County Judge Sharon Prather granted Messer’s request.

Kimberly Smith is scheduled to go to trial Dec. 3 on charges that include prostitution and obstructing justice.

– Sarah Sutschek

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