By JAMIE STENGLE (Associated Press)
DALLAS (AP) — A person accused of killing almost two dozen older girls and who was convicted final 12 months within the slayings of two was killed Tuesday morning by his cellmate at a Texas jail, an official stated.
Billy Chemirmir, 50, was discovered lifeless in his cell, stated Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokeswoman Hannah Haney. She stated that Chemirmir’s cellmate, who’s serving a sentence for homicide, was recognized because the assailant, however stated she couldn’t launch the cellmate’s id or how Chemirmir was killed.
Authorities stated Chemirmir preyed on older girls within the Dallas space over a two-year span, killing them and stealing their valuables. He was caught after a 91-year-old girl survived an assault in 2018 and instructed police Chemirmir had pressured his manner into her condominium at an unbiased residing neighborhood for seniors, tried to smother her with a pillow and took her jewellery.
Police stated they discovered Chemirmir the next day within the car parking zone of his condominium advanced holding jewellery and money, having simply thrown away a big crimson jewellery field. Documents within the jewellery field led them to the house of Lu Thi Harris, 81, who was discovered lifeless in her bed room.
The first capital homicide trial of Chemirmir for the slaying of led to mistrial in Dallas County. He was later convicted in a second trial for Harris’ loss of life and convicted of a second killing within the loss of life of Mary Brooks, 87.
Following his second conviction, members of the family of these Chemirmir was accused of killing gathered at a Dallas courthouse to face him. In Ellen French House’s sufferer impression assertion, she instructed Chemirmir, who was sporting a striped jail uniform, that she wished him to see two photographs of her mom: certainly one of Norma French alive, the opposite after the 85-year-old was killed.
“This is my beautiful mother,” House stated as she displayed the primary picture. “This is my mother after you pried her wedding ring off of her finger that she couldn’t even get off.”
Chemirmir, who maintained his innocence, was serving two sentences of life with out the opportunity of parole. He was imprisoned on the Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony, positioned about 100 miles southeast of Dallas.
Haney stated that the Office of Inspector General is investigating his loss of life.