Lawsuit: Accused Texas Serial Killer Murdered Six More Elderly People

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(DPD/Lawsuit via Dallas Morning News)

A foreign national charged with murdering 12 elderly women is now being accused of the murders of five additional elderly women and one elderly man.

This week, the Dallas Morning News broke the news that a separate lawsuit has been filed alleging 46-year-old Billy Chemirmir, an foreign national from Kenya, killed six other elderly people aside from the 12 elderly women whom he has already been charged with murdering.

Dallas Morning News’ Charles Scudder reports:

Authorities believe the previously identified victims were smothered with a pillow while alone in their apartments or homes. The suits say the five new alleged female victims at The Tradition-Prestonwood died under similar circumstances. [Emphasis added]

The one man, Solomon Spring, was found in a pool of blood. According to the lawsuit filed in his death, the complex suggested Spring had fallen and hit his head. [Emphasis added]

Chemirmir hasn’t been charged in connection with the latest allegations, but the lawsuits say police have told the families that cellphone evidence connects him to the cases. [Emphasis added]

The six alleged elderly victims named in the lawsuit include:

  • 82-year-old Joyce Abramowitz
  • 87-year-old Glenna Day
  • 86-year-old Margaret White
  • 89-year-old Solomon Spring
  • 83-year-old Leah Corken
  • 83-year-old Juanita Purdy

Chemirmir was originally charged with the murder of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris in March 2018. Last month, the foreign national was charged with murdering another 11 elderly women between the ages of 76 and 94 years old while he was working as a home healthcare worker.

Breitbart News exclusively reported that Chemirmir first arrived in the U.S. on a B-2 tourist visa in July 2003. Though Chemirmir was supposed to only temporarily be in the U.S., he overstayed his visa and became an illegal alien who was eligible for deportation.

Rather than being deported, Chemirmir was able to use the nation’s legal immigration system, allowing him to obtain a green card after marrying an American citizen. In November 2007, Chemirmir was approved for a green card and obtained Legal Permanent Resident status.

Chemirmir had a criminal record, Breitbart News exclusively learned, including convictions for drunk driving, trespassing, assault, and obstructing a police officer.

Investigators are currently investigating about 750 deaths of elderly women to find if Chemirmir could have been allegedly connected to additional murders. Chemirmir has remained in custody since last year on a $1 million bond.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

Correction:  This story and headline were updated to reflect that Chemirmir entered the U.S. on a B-2 tourist visa in July 2003. His immigration status became illegal when his visa expired. However, in 2007, the federal government issued him a green card after he married a U.S. citizen.


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