Billy Chemirmir was a Kenyan-born man who was accused of being a serial killer in the United States.
He was born in 1973 in Kabunyony village, Eldama Ravine, in Kenya’s Baringo County.
Chemirmir moved to the United States in the early 2000s and worked as a healthcare worker in Texas.
In March 2018, he was arrested and charged with capital murder in the death of an 81-year-old woman in Dallas.
Subsequently, Chemirmir was linked to a string of other murders and attempted murders of elderly women in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
In total, he was charged with 18 counts of capital murder and two counts of attempted murder.
Chemirmir’s modus operandi involved posing as a healthcare worker or maintenance man to gain access to his victims’ homes, where he would then suffocate them with a pillow and steal their jewelry and other valuables.
He targeted elderly women who lived alone, and many of his victims were residents of senior living facilities.
In March 2021, Chemirmir was indicted on six additional counts of capital murder, bringing the total number of charges against him to 24.
Billy Chemirmir, a Kenyan-born man who is accused of killing 22 elderly women in North Texas and stealing their jewelry has died.
— Koech (@realkevin_koech) September 19, 2023
Billy Chemirmir age
Chemirmir was born on March 12, 1973, making him 50 years old as of September 18, 2023 when he was killed.
Billy Chemirmir victims
The victims of Chemirmir were primarily elderly women who lived in retirement communities or assisted living facilities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
According to authorities, he posed as a maintenance worker or healthcare provider to gain access to his victims’ homes.
Chemirmir is accused of smothering his victims with a pillow or other object, then stealing their jewelry and other valuables.
His alleged crimes came to light in March 2018, when he was arrested for attempted murder in Plano, Texas.
Police found him in possession of jewelry that was later linked to a murder victim.
Further investigation led to the discovery of additional victims, and Chemirmir was eventually charged with multiple counts of murder.
Authorities believe that Chemirmir may have been responsible for the deaths of as many as 24 elderly women in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The case drew national attention and raised concerns about the safety of elderly residents in retirement communities and assisted living facilities.
Billy Chemirmir sentencing and conviction
Chemirmir was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole in June 2021.
His crimes involved posing as a healthcare worker and gaining access to the homes of elderly people, many of whom were women.
In total, Chemirmir was charged with 18 counts of capital murder and two counts of attempted murder.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges, but in March 2021, he changed his plea to guilty for 11 of the murder charges and one of the attempted murder charges.
The remaining charges were dropped as part of a plea deal.
At his sentencing hearing in June 2021, Chemirmir was given the maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for each of the 12 charges to which he pleaded guilty.
The judge also ordered that he pay restitution to the families of his victims.
The case has been described as one of the deadliest serial murder cases in Texas history, and it has raised concerns about the safety of elderly people in healthcare facilities and in their own homes.
Billy Chemirmir death
Chemirmir died in a Texas state prison.
He was serving two life sentences without parole in the Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony near Palestine.
The exact cause of his death has not been publicly disclosed.
Chemirmir was found dead in his cell, according to Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Hannah Haney.
Haney said that Chemirmir’s cellmate was identified as the assailant, but couldn’t release the cellmate’s identity or how Chemirmir was killed.