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McHenry County man charged with three counts of first-degree murder

Police still search for stolen vehicle
Published: Dec. 22, 2021 at 11:16 AM CST
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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - The Belvidere Police Department has charged Alize Smith with three counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday. Smith is being held in Boone County Jail as police are still looking for a stolen vehicle in connection with the murders.

U.S. Marshals arrested Smith on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, in the 11000 block of Timer Dr. in Huntley, Ill. on a warrant for parole violations.

Smith was investigated in connection with the shooting deaths of 31-year-old Andrew Hintt and his two sons, 7-year-old Benjamin Hintt and 5-year-old Sebastian Hintt. The three were found dead on Sunday, Dec. 19 at a home in the 600 block of Union Avenue in Belvidere.

According to court records, Smith was sentenced to four years of prison time in an Illinois Correctional facility in March 2017 for aggravated robbery. He was released in July 2021.

Police say several pieces of evidence were seized from the residence in Huntley. The investigation into Smith’s connection with the triple homicide is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up by family members to properly bury the victims.

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