An alleged illegal alien from Kenya, Billy Chemirmir, has been in a Dallas jail since March 2018 on a murder charge in the death of 81 year old Lu Thi Harris.
Police in Plano were investigating Chemirmir in connection with suspicious death and suspicious person calls at a senior apartment complex in that Dallas suburb and found evidence linking him to Harris’ death in Dallas, authorities said. Plano is in Collin County.
The break in the case came when Chemirmir forced his way into the Plano apartment of a 91-year-old woman that March, telling her to “go to bed. Don’t fight me,” according to an arrest affidavit filed in Collin County. The woman was smothered with a pillow into unconsciousness and robbed. However, paramedics revived her and she told investigators that her attacker had stolen a box containing her jewelry. Police identified Chemirmir from a license plate number and were able to find and tail him days later, when they watched him throw a jewelry box into a trash bin. They traced the box to Harris, according to the affidavit.
But this week, the case just got a lot worse. And a lot bigger.
From Dallas Morning News:
Chemirmir, a former health care worker, was indicted Tuesday on six additional counts of capital murder in Dallas County and five counts in Collin County.
He was also charged with two attempted murder attempts in Collin County, according to court records in two cases. [….]
Plano police Chief Gregory Rushin said at the time that Chemirmir used his health care experience “to his advantage in targeting and exploiting seniors, some of the most vulnerable people in our community.”
So that means he’s been charged in the murders of 12 elderly women in a two year period between May 2016 and March 2018.
Police are now also reviewing some 750 cases of unattended deaths of woman for possible links.
Chemirmir is also being held on a charge of being in the country illegally.