Alleged Serial Killer, a Kenyan man in the US illegally, is charged in multiple deaths
A Kenyan man living in the U.S. illegally has been charged by Texas prosecutors with killing 11 more elderly women. He allegedly stole their jewelry and other valuables.
Tuesday, Billy Chemirmir, 46, was indicted on multiple counts of capital murder in the deaths of the women, 76 to 94 years old, as reported by the Dallas County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Kim Leach.
The suspect was initially arrested in connection with the death of 81-year-old Dallas woman Lu Thi Harris, which makes the total number of alleged victims 12.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Chemirmir also faces five charges of capital murder in Collin County, but the county district clerk’s office declined to release any information Thursday and a spokesman for the district attorney’s office didn’t reply to messages seeking information. Court records in Collin County indicate that Chemirmir is charged with two counts of attempted capital murder in connection with similar attacks there.
Chemirmir’s attorney, Phillip Hayes, said Thursday that this week’s charges were a surprise and that he hadn’t yet had time to review them.
In addition to the murder charges, Chemirmir is being held on a charge of being in the country illegally.