An illegal alien from Kenya who has been charged for allegedly murdering 12 elderly women in Dallas, Texas, has now been accused in a lawsuit of murdering six more people, bringing the total number of alleged victims to 18.
In May, The Dallas Morning News reported:
Billy Chemirmir, 46, has been in the Dallas County Jail since March 2018 facing a capital murder charge in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. 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. Chemirmir has also been accused of trying to suffocate two other elderly women in Collin County.
The Morning News reported this week that Chemirmir has now been accused in lawsuits of killing six more elderly victims — five women and one man. The newspaper reports:
Family members filed the six separate lawsuits Tuesday against The Tradition-Prestonwood, an upscale senior living complex where eight of the people died…
…The relatives allege the complex failed to protect residents and tried to hide a string of suspicious deaths — even after Chemirmir was arrested.
The Morning News noted that Chemirmir has not been charged with anything in connection with the allegations from the six families, “but the lawsuits say police have told the families that cellphone evidence connects him to the cases.”
Attorney Dave Wishnew, who represents the newly identified families, told the Morning News that new indictments are likely coming soon, including indictments for victims that have not yet been identified.
The story was widely reported last month when news broke that Chemirmir had been charged with the deaths of 11 elderly women in addition to another murder charge he was facing.
Many major news publications reported the story, with CNN being one of the only news organizations to not report on it. A search of their website today still did not show any reports on Chemirmir.