A Kenyan immigrant, Billy Chemirmir who is a healthcare worker has been indicted on two further counts of capital murder in North Texas after previously being charged with smothering almost a dozen elderly women to death.

Court documents claim that Chemirmir smothered the women to death with a pillow. Chemirmir is suspected of being involved with more than 1,000 unexplained deaths in Texas.

Billy Chemirmir serial killer

The Kenyan, who worked as a home healthcare aide, was initially charged in 2018 with the murder of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris.

In May 2019, he was charged with 11 other murders by smothering and three counts of attempted murder.

As of Tuesday, Chemirmir had been indicted on 14 capital murder charges in total, all of which involved elderly people and many of whom lived in assisted living facilities. He is believed to have posed as a maintenance worker to gain access to the buildings.

In Texas, a capital murder charge carries either the death penalty or life in prison without the chance of parole. 

According to NBC, Chemirmir’s attorney says his client maintains he is innocent of the charges.

He is being held in Dallas County Jail on $11.6 million bond. 

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