Kenyan Man Billy Kipkorir Chemirmir Indicted in Murders of Twelve Elderly Women in Texas
A Kenyan man in Dallas, Texas already facing capital murder charges has been charged with 11 more murders.
46-year-old Billy Kipkorir Chemirmir, who is already in jail being held for the March, 2018 murder of a woman in her apartment in Plano, Texas, was this week indicted in six new murder charges in Dallas County and five murder charges in Collin County.
After Chemirmir, a health care worker, was arrested and charged in the March murder of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris authorities in Dallas County and surrounding jurisdictions started investigating him for hundreds of unresolved murders in the Dallas area.
“It will be a monumental task, but we’re up for the challenge and we’re gonna make sure we check each and every case,” Dallas Police Department Executive Assistant Chief of Police David Pughes said at a March, 2018 press conference.
Authorities at the time said they were investigate him for murders that all seemed to have been committed in similar manner.
All the 12 people Chemirmir has been charged with killing were all elderly women, and were killed by being smothered with a pillow. The women ranged in age from 76 to 94.
In the Lu Thi Harris’s killing, police say Chemirmir knocked on her door and ordered her to go to bed. She compiled, but police say Chemirmir put a pillow over her face which caused her to close consciousness, then stole her jewelry. He was later seen on surveillance camera throwing a jewelry box belonging to Lu Thi Harris in an apartment complex dumpster.
Chemirmir is being held in Dallas County jail on $9.1 million bond. He also has an immigration hold on him.