A man charged with killing 18 older women within the Dallas area over a 2-year span was charged Thursday within the cases against him after an early on mistrial.
Billy Chemirmir, 49, was in prison for capital murder within the March 2018 smothering of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris. Prosecutors stated that whenever Chemirmir and Harris were both in the same Walmart, he visited her home, wiped out her and stole her jewellery.
It had been Chemirmir’s second trial in her own dying, following the first jury to listen to the case deadlocked in November. Prosecutors aren’t choosing the dying penalty, so Chemirmir is going to be sentenced to existence imprisonment without parole.
Chemirmir, who has maintained that he’s innocent, has been billed with capital murder within the deaths of — 13 women in Dallas County and five in nearby Collin County. Dallas County Da John Creuzot has stated he intends to try Chemirmir not less than yet another dying, though he hasn’t stated whose.
Though Chemirmir had been attempted now only in Harris’ dying, prosecutors also presented evidence to jurors a good attack that 91-year-old Mary Annis Bartel survived yesterday Harris was wiped out and also the killing of 87-year-old Mary Brooks about six days earlier.
Chemirmir was arrested the next day Bartel stated a guy forced his distance to her apartment in an independent living community for seniors and held a cushion over her face.
Prosecutor Glen Fitzmartin stated police subsequently discovered that a couple of days earlier there was a study of the suspicious person in the independent living community where she resided. Permission plate number brought officials to Chemirmir.
Police detectives testified about likely to Chemirmir’s nearby apartment complex and watching because he drove in to the parking area. Detectives stated he put products right into a dumpster after which, because they got him from his vehicle, he was holding jewellery and funds in the hands.
Mother and father stated that the large red jewellery box within the dumpster contained documents that brought these to Harris’ home. They found her dead in her own bed room, lipstick smeared on her behalf pillow.
Bartel died in 2020, but jurors heard a recorded deposition of her describing opening her door your day she was attacked. She stated she immediately centered on eco-friendly rubber mitts the individual was putting on, and attempted to push the doorway shut but was overpowered.
“He stated: ‘Don’t fight me, lie around the bed,’” Bartel stated. She stated her attacker “slammed” the pillow to her face and used “all his weight to help keep me from breathing.”
She stated she couldn’t remember information regarding the man’s appearance.
Bartel, who lost awareness, later discovered she didn’t have her wedding ring, gemstone diamond engagement ring along with other jewellery.
Prosecutors presented evidence that Chemirmir listed jewellery that belonged to Bartel and Brooks with an online selling site.
Jurors also saw surveillance video that demonstrated Harris and Chemirmir were in the same Walmart hrs before she was discovered dead. Jurors saw video of the vehicle model considered to be driven by Chemirmir parked by Brooks’ vehicle at this Walmart yesterday she was discovered dead.
The amount of people Chemirmir was charged with killing increased as government bodies reinvestigated deaths formerly regarded as natural.
Most people put together dead within their apartments at independent living communities for seniors, where Chemirmir continues to be charged with forcing his distance to apartments or pretending to be a handyman. Some resided privately homes, including Harris and also the widow assertive Chemirmir had looked after in the job being an at-home caregiver.
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