Billy Chemirmir might be in for a long long long time. He has been in jail on a charge of murdering a woman in March 2018, but he is now facing 12 counts of murder as well as a handful of attempted murder charges.
Last year, the 46 year old Kenyan-born was indicted on capital murder in connection with the death of Lu Thi Harris in Frisco, Texas. The charge sheet states that Chemirmir entered Harris’s home, killed her by smothering her with a pillow then stole her jewelry.
Police were conducting surveillance on Chemirmir on a separate attack and theft from a different elderly woman when they observed him throwing away a jewelry box into a dumpster outside his apartment. When officers retrieved the box they found Harris’ name inscribed on it and decided to do a welfare check on her residence, where they found her dead of apparent suffocation. Police also say they found a set of keys belonging to Harris inside Chemirmir’s vehicle.
Chemirmir worked as a home health care aide in a number of cities in north Texas. This week, a Dallas County Grand Jury handed him an additional six indictments of capital murder. Plano Police also anticipate five additional capital murder charges on top of the seven total capital murder charges in Dallas County. A Collin County grand jury also indicted Chemirmir on two counts of attempted capital murder. The victims, one in Plano and another in Frisco, survived the attacks.
Last year, Dallas Police said a string of attacks prompted the department to review 750 unattended death cases to look for similarities. Other local department also planned to review their cases.
Chemirmir would strangle or smother his victims to rob them of jewelry, cash and other valuables.