Billy Chemirmir, a man accused of suffocating and stealing jewelry from more than a dozen women in retirement homes in North Texas, has been charged with another capital murder charge, bringing the total to 18 increased

On Dec. On February 29, 2020, a Dallas County grand jury indicted capital murder in the death of 87-year-old Glenna Day, who was killed on October 15, 2016, at Tradition-Prestonwood, a Dallas senior housing complex

Chemirmir has been charged and linked in legal proceedings in connection with eight other deaths at the same complex, investigators said Chemirmir posed as a maintenance worker to gain access to the women’s apartments and later sold or mortgaged her jewelry

In July 2019, NBC 5 spoke to the families of Juanita Purdy, Leah Corken, and Glenna Day, all of the women who lived on the fourth floor of Tradition-Prestonwood in Dallas and who died suddenly during a three-month period in 2016 because of Chemirmir Accused of Death of All Three Women The families filed a lawsuit alleging the senior citizen community had failed on safety and repeatedly allowed a serial killer to enter the property

“You would think there would be some flags after the third death,” said Cheryl Kerr, daughter of Glenna Day, in 2019. “The fourth death? How about the fifth death? The sixth?”

The Tradition-Prestonwood said in a statement last year that it “regards all of our residents as families” and that it relied on Dallas police investigators and the Dallas County medical examiner who originally thought the deaths were natural Causes designated

“These decisions took more than 27 months to make,” the statement reads, “The Tradition-Prestonwood has worked with and will continue to work with all authorities,”

Many of the deaths now attributed to Chemirmir were originally listed as natural causes, with the deaths often not being investigated as foul play was not suspected

After a woman who lived on Preston Place in Plano survived an attack in March 2018, Chemirmir was identified as a suspect and arrested. Information from that investigation ultimately led detectives to investigate him for multiple deaths when they began Review hundreds of natural deaths to identify other potential victims

At the time of this writing, Chemirmir was still in Dallas County Jail on bail for $ 11.6 million, this amount can be increased with the additional charges. As a Kenyan immigrant, Chemirmir also has immigration and customs services as he is resides illegally in the country

To date, Chemirmir has been charged with the deaths of Leah Corken, 83, Juanita Purdy, 82, Mary Brooks, 88, Minnie Campbell, 84, Ann Conklin, 82, Rosemary Curtis, 75, and Norma for murder indicted French, 85, Doris Gleason, 92, Lu Thi Harris, 81, Carolyn MacPhee, 81, Miriam Nelson, 81, Phyllis Payne, 91, Phoebe Perry, 94, Martha Williams, 80, Joyce Abramowitz, 82, Margaret White, 86 , Doris Wasserman, 90 and Glenna Day, 87

He has also been linked to six other deaths through medical investigation reports and civil lawsuits, according to The Dallas Morning News, resulting in a total of 24 deaths in northern Texas, according to The Dallas Morning News

A Texas capital murder charge carries one of two penalties, either the death penalty or life in prison without parole.In 2019, Dallas District Attorney John Creuzot’s office filed supporting evidence that in the case of Lu Thi Harris, who died on Jan. March 2018 died, it was intended to apply for the death penalty

In the past, Chemirmir’s attorney has told NBC 5 that his client alleges he was innocent of the charges

In December 2019, State Rep. Jared Patterson, R-Frisco filed HB 723 requiring officials to notify next of kin if a death certificate is changed At least one family member told the Dallas Morning News they had no idea that authorities suspected that her mother was murdered and that her death certificate was changed to “indefinite” until a list of potential victims was released


World News – USA – Accused serial killer Billy Chemirmir faces new charges and increases the total cost of capital murder to 18