A Kenyan man accused of smothering an 81-year-old woman in 2018 to death has been indicted with killing at least 11 more elderly women.
According to CBSDFW, Billy Chemirmir was indicted by a Dallas County Grand Jury on May 15 on six more murder charges a day after a Collin County grand jury returned five other capital murder charges.
Chemirmir, 46, is accused of killing Phyllis Payne, 91, Phoebe Perry, 94, Norma French, 85, Doris Gleason, 92, Rosemary Curtis, 76, and Mary Brooks among others.
His ploy came to the fore after he was arrested in connection with the death of Lu Thi Harris in March 2018.
According to an affidavit by police, Chemirmir was tailed after he broke into an apartment belonging to a 91-year-old woman. He reportedly told her to “go to bed. Don’t fight me,” before smothering her with a pillow.
She lost consciousness but was revived by paramedics. The woman revealed that the attacker had stolen a box containing her jewelry.
At the time, Chemirmir was being watched by cops who observed him disposing a box that was later traced to the 81-year-old, Thi Harris.
According to Plano police chief Gregory Rushin, the suspect who was reportedly living in the U.S. illegally, used his healthcare experience to “exploit seniors."
The police are said to be reviewing and searching for links to about 750 unattended deaths of elderly women.