Billy Chemirmir, a Kenyan-born man suspected of serial killing in the United States (US) may not face the death penalty.
Touted as one of the worst serial killers in Texas history, American outlet CBS 11 reports that Dallas County District Attorney’s Office has reversed plans to seek the death penalty for Chemirmir.
Chemirmir, a native of Eldama Ravine in Baringo County, has been indicted for eighteen murders in Dallas and surrounding cities.
On Thursday, June 24, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot said his office will seek a life sentence instead of the death penalty.
“At that time, it was explained that the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney’s would request two jury trials, with the goal of securing two life sentences without the possibility of parole. If that goal is achieved, this office will ask the court to order that the sentences be served consecutively. In effect, there will be no chance for Mr. Chemirmir to die anywhere except in a Texas prison,” Creuzot told CBS 11.
In movie-like incidents, Chemirmir, 48, is accused of smothering (kill someone) by covering their nose and mouth so that they suffocate) elderly residents in North Texas before stealing their jewelry, cash and other precious items to sell.
Chemirmir’s lawyer, Philip Hayes, says most evidence against his client is circumstantial. He says that the evidence are putting him on the scene of murder, “but doesn’t prove he was the killer.”
“It seems like every unexplained death they come up with, they’re pinning on him. If you look at all of it, it doesn’t stand up,” Hayes insists.
The new deaths against Chemirmir are the deaths of Joyce Abramowitz, Doris Wasserman and Margaret White. All the three were killed at the same location- The Tradition-Prestonwood, a luxury senior living complex in Dallas.