Update! Daniel Horowitz helps spread this news to a larger audience. Do not miss his take on what is likely the greatest serial murder of vulnerable seniors in US history being completely ignored by corporate media.
If you have been a regular reader here at ‘Frauds and Crooks’ the name Billy Chemirmir should conjure up unimaginable horror at the thought of what families whose elderly loved ones were killed by a Kenyan ‘immigrant’ who stalked vulnerable seniors (almost all white women), gained access to their homes, and allegedly killed them for their jewelry must be going through.
But, adding to a nightmare of losing your beloved mother in this way, is the reality that law enforcement, medical examiners and managers of senior living facilities did not see a pattern early enough to save some of the 24 dead seniors.
Delayed partially due to the Chinese virus crisis, two cases (only two!) are expected to be brought to trial in November where prosecutors have decided against going for a death penalty verdict.
From the Dallas Morning News that has done an incredible job of reporting on the case.
Shame on the national corporate media for pulling the curtains down on a case that goes against their narrative—African (new American!) who supposedly came here for a better life is a brutal killer of our most vulnerable loved ones.
Dallas County DA tells victims’ families why he won’t seek death penalty for alleged serial killer
Dallas County prosecutors say they will seek life in prison — not the death penalty — for Billy Chemirmir, who is charged with killing 18 elderly North Texas residents.
And in a strategy that the loved ones of some alleged victims say is difficult to bear, prosecutors also likely will pursue no more than two capital murder cases and seek dismissals for the remaining cases if they win convictions, a decision that has rattled the victims’ families.
District Attorney John Creuzot’s office had filed paperwork nearly two years ago saying that prosecutors would seek the death penalty against him. Authorities say Chemirmir, 48, used his experience as a health-care worker to target older victims, smothering them and stealing their valuables.
In a statement, Creuzot’s office said he spoke with victims’ families last month and explained that he hoped to secure convictions against Chemirmir in two jury trials, each with an automatic sentence of life in prison without parole, and ask a judge to order that those sentences be served consecutively.
“In effect, there will be no chance for Mr. Chemirmir to die anywhere except in a Texas prison,” the DA’s office said.
According to a recording of that meeting obtained by The Dallas Morning News, Creuzot told families that the time involved in preparing for a death penalty case would be too great to pursue.
For example, he said, lawyers from the defense and the prosecution would likely have to travel to Kenya to track down potential witnesses and records to learn more about Chemirmir’s past.
Really! So every time an immigrant is on trial in a death penalty case we must send lawyers back to the hellhole they came from, for what? to find out if he was a killer there too? What difference does that make if he is found guilty of killing Americans?
Chemirmir is a Kenyan immigrant. He could face deportation if released. [Big deal! He should have been deported for crimes committed before his murder spree because all evidence points to immigration fraud for his presence here in the first place!—ed]
“I don’t know how long that would take,” Creuzot said in the meeting. “I don’t even know if we can get into those countries with COVID-19.”
My guess is that they want all this behind them. The case goes against the welcoming America message and showcases (in my opinion) poor judgement by those in authority and a series of careless investigations by law enforcement.
Fitzmartin [Prosecutor Glen Fitzmartin] said he would try two cases, including the murder of Lu Thi Harris in March 2018. Chemirmir was arrested by Plano police as a suspect in an attempted murder after officers said they saw him throw a jewelry box in a nearby dumpster. The jewelry box had Harris’ name and address, which sent police to her home. She was found dead on her bed. A pillow nearby was smeared with lipstick.
This is the first I have heard about Chemirmir following victims at a local Walmart.
Fitzmartin told families that along with the jewelry box, prosecutors have video footage of Chemirmir following Harris at a Walmart just before her death.
“Although it is circumstantial, it is my strongest circumstantial case,” Fitzmartin said in the meeting.
Fitzmartin also told families he may also pursue the murder of Mary Brooks in Richardson in January 2018, but that he hasn’t decided. Fitzmartin said Brooks and Chemirmir were also seen at the same Walmart before her death, and that a photo on his phone matched a ring similar to hers.
But the district attorney’s decision to not pursue the other cases for a conviction, some families said, was a bigger surprise.
Before, they had hoped, the other cases would be mentioned in a sentencing phase for the death penalty. Now, they worry, the deaths of their loved ones may never be mentioned in court. A capital murder conviction with an automatic sentence of life without parole doesn’t have a sentencing phrase (sic).
“Most of them will be dismissed,” Fitzmartin said in the meeting. “Because you can’t just keep trying them all.”
There is much more including a timeline of the Kenyan Killer’s trail of death. Go here. (I hope it isn’t behind a paywall for you.)
If it is, you can still get a great deal of information from my archives.
I have been following the case since Chemirmir’s arrest in 2018 which ended his killing spree that is believed to have begun in 2016 (but who really knows exactly when it began!). See my tag where all of those posts are archived.