North Dakota: Somali Refugee Charged with Murder of Young Mother

Such a sick, sick story on many fronts.

North Dakota has been roiled with refugee tensions over the years as I reported extensively at my other blog, Refugee Resettlement Watch.

I visited the state in 2016 to get a feeling for the situation there mostly a result of Minnesota Somalis spilling across the border into the state, but some refugees have been directly placed there by a Lutheran resettlement agency.

And, as you read this news, keep in the back of your mind that Biden will this month be making the decision on the refugee ceiling for the new fiscal year that begins on October first.  Among the 125,000 he has so far indicated would be arriving, thousands of Somalis will be among them.

But, that isn’t all.

The refugee industry is pushing for the number to be 200,000.  Those tens of thousands of Afghan evacuees beginning to arrive may end up being in addition to 200,000 from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East—all will be needy people looking for the generosity of the US taxpayer!

Here is the bare bones news story from Valley News Live:

Manslaughter charge amended to Murder in Grand Forks shooting

We have enough criminals of our own. Why must we import more from Africa with the help of Lutheran do-gooders?

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (Valley News Live) – Grand Forks Police have identified the victim of a weekend shooting as 28-year-old Megan Lea Gustafson.

The manslaughter charge originally filed against 26-year-old Ahmen Mohamed Abdullahi has been amended to Murder.Abdullahi is also charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm and theft of property.

Grand Forks Police say the shooting happened just after 1:30 Sunday morning at a home in the 1300 block of 8th Avenue North. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious man in the area, they knocked on an apartment door and talked to Megan Gustafson.

Officers walked away and shortly after, they heard an argument coming from inside the apartment.

Megan’s obituary is here: https://www.amundsonfuneralhome.com/obituary/megan-gustafson

Court documents say officers saw the door open; Gustafson was standing in the doorway with her back toward the street and Abdullahi was facing her.

Officers heard a single gunshot, heard Gustafson scream, and then saw her run into the lawn and fall to the ground.

Abdullahi walked out of the apartment holding a handgun, according to court documents. Officers were able to detain Abdullahi without incident.

Police say Gustafson had a gunshot wound in the chin/neck area.

They tried to save her, but she later died at Altru Hospital.

Court documents also say the handgun found at the scene was reported stolen from a vehicle in Grand Forks in September 2020. Abdullahi is prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm due to a felony terrorizing conviction in Grand Forks County in March 2021.

Diversity is not beautiful!

As I have said here on many occasions, more young women might be alive if the mainstream media wasn’t chicken to publish stories like this one!

You will see, this won’t go beyond the local news.

Texas: Is Death Penalty Still on the Table in Another County?

If Dallas County won’t seek the death penalty in the serial murder trial (s) later this year of Billy Chemirmir, maybe Collin County will.

See my posts last week:

Texas: Families Shocked by Prosecutors’ Decisions in the Kenyan Killer Case

Daniel Horowitz at Blaze Media Posts Excellent Analysis of Texas Kenyan Killer Case

Here is the Dallas Morning News on this latest twist:

After Dallas County decision, some call for Collin County to seek death for murder suspect Chemirmir

After Dallas County’s proceedings are complete, Collin County will have a chance to try Billy Chemirmir for cases in Frisco and Plano and could seek his execution.

When Dallas County’s district attorney announced he wouldn’t seek the execution of a man suspected in at least 24 killings, some of the families of the dead and the DA’s political critics shifted their hopes to another venue just across the county line.

Citing logistical challenges, District Attorney John Creuzot told the families he was going to focus on obtaining consecutive life-without-parole prison sentences for Billy Chemirmir, who has been charged with 13 counts of capital murder in Dallas County after he was accused of smothering elderly women and stealing their jewelry, cash and other valuables.

But Chemirmir could still face the death penalty on five similar charges in Collin County.

[….]

State Rep. Jared Patterson, R-Frisco, said last week that he hopes Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis will step up where he says Creuzot walked away.

In response to the deaths, Patterson filed a series of bills during the recent legislative session to improve senior security and change death certificate procedures. Now, he has called on Willis to seek the death penalty, calling Creuzot a “coward” on Twitter.

“It’s a pattern we’re seeing in Dallas of lawlessness being acceptable,” Patterson said Wednesday, pointing to Creuzot’s decisions not to prosecute some minor crimes such as low-level theft. “If you are going to murder 18 to 24 people and not get the death penalty, then what are we doing?”

Continue reading here.

One of the cases cited in the Dallas Morning News story is that of the murder of Carolyn MacPhee who lived in Plano, in Collin County.

I wrote about her son’s story here in February:

Serial Killers are Getting Away with Murder and Not Just in Texas

To me the story of the death of Carolyn MacPhee exemplifies the careless investigations by law enforcement and medical examiners of many of Chemirmir’s murder victims.

They seemed to operate under the assumption that seniors die suddenly for no reason, so just move along.

Even when there is blood smeared throughout the house?

Here is what the Texas Observer says about it:

https://obits.dallasnews.com/us/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/name/carolyn-macphee-obituary?id=1612422

Carolyn MacPhee met Chemirmir in October 2016 when her husband of nearly 60 years, Jack, was dying of a progressive nervous system disorder. The MacPhees had met in the 1950s at Washington State University in Pullman. Even in her early 80s, Carolyn still had the flair of the girl she’d been when they became college sweethearts. She didn’t want to send Jack to an institution, but needed help to care for him in their Plano home. She found Chemirmir, who was working under the alias Benjamin Koitaba, through a service that claimed to vet home health workers, although Chemirmir, using a fake ID and already with a criminal record, should not have passed a background check.

“Koitaba” worked as a replacement caregiver in the MacPhees’ home off and on for four months—long enough to learn the family’s routine and the layout of their home. As part of the care team, he received notice when Jack died. He came back to murder his former patient’s widow six months later, according to a Collin County indictment. When found on Sunday, December 31, 2017, Carolyn was dressed up and ready to go out to church.

Her son, Scott MacPhee, came to his mother’s house to meet Plano police officers that day. He was mystified by what he observed: “It was cold that day, but her coat had disappeared. And two valuable rings she always wore were missing.” He challenged a Plano detective about the missing items, but the response was, according to him, “Old people hide their stuff.” There was blood in the bathroom, in the garage, near her body, and even on her glasses. And yet his mother had no obvious wounds. Officers collected no samples of the blood. Nor did they take photos or videos, he said. No autopsy was ordered by Collin County officials.

The death investigation seemed like a whirlwind, Scott said: “We found her, the cops show up, the paramedics show up, the CSI department shows up, and they rope things off, they do all their investigation, and the detective says she died of natural causes.”

Months later, when he saw the news stories about Chemirmir’s arrest and all the other killings and robberies of older women, he called police again. Eventually, they called back. Through cell phone records, investigators told him they knew that Chemirmir had visited his mother’s home on the day she died. They requested her bloodstained glasses, which he had saved. On them was Chemirmir’s DNA.

So far, Carolyn MacPhee is the only victim whom police have identified among Chemirmir’s former home health clients, although he worked in other homes between 2013 and 2019, her son said. In that same period, police say he was carrying outserial murders.

What Scott can’t stop wondering is this: How many elderly people were marked as natural deaths whose deaths were not natural at all? Publicly, the Plano, Dallas, and Richardson police departments have said that they are reviewing more than 750 other unassisted elderly deaths over the past 10 years, but Scott is skeptical of their commitment to the cold murder cases. “I have no evidence they’ve done that. I’ve seen no more indictments.”

He now suspects his mom, fit and feisty, died only after trying to fight off her killer. He believes other lives could have been saved if the blood the killer left behind in his mother’s home had been tested sooner. “Nothing is going to bring her back, he said. “But if only that detective unit had a little more intellectual curiosity, how many other people’s mothers could have been spared?”

So profoundly sad.

For more on this horrific case that national corporate media is ignoring, see my tag for Billy Chemirmir below.

Daniel Horowitz at Blaze Media Posts Excellent Analysis of Texas Kenyan Killer Case

“….in many ways it is the most blood-curdling mass murder of all time.

(Daniel Horowitz)

Normally I would simply update my post of two days ago, here, and move on, but Horowitz digs deeper and speaks with more authority and thus is helping spread the news to a general public that, as he points out, has never heard of what is likely the greatest mass murder of vulnerable senior citizens (outside of Cuomo’s China virus tragedy) in US history.

Blaze Media/Conservative Review:

Horowitz: The notorious alleged murderer of at least 18 seniors will escape death penalty

He’s likely the greatest mass murderer of seniors in American history (with the possible exception of Andrew Cuomo). Yet, if you polled most Americans, they’ve never heard of him because he is a black immigrant who overstayed his visa and all his estimated 18-24+ victims were white seniors. Now, Dallas prosecutors, in shocking news that will escape national scrutiny, announced they will not seek the death penalty.

Why is Chemirmir’s face not as recognizable as that of George Floyd?

In a most heinous murder spree that has gone unreported outside Dallas, health care worker Billy Chemirmir was charged in 2019 with murdering 18 seniors ranging in age from the 70s to the 90s over the course of at least two years in north Dallas.

He is believed to have used his access to seniors as a health care worker and smothered his victims to steal their jewelry. Civil suits name him as a murderer in at least six other cases, and given the age of some of the potential victims, there is no way of determining who else might have died at his hands.

As I reported at the time, Chemirmir had overstayed his visa from Kenya in 2003, but managed to use a lawless marriage loophole to obtain a green card rather than be deported. Despite racking up a subsequent criminal record, he was never tagged for deportation, which could have saved countless lives.

Here is a timeline of his immigration and criminal history predating the alleged murders that I put together last year.

Visit Horowitz here to see the time line and more.

And here is his wrap….

We all know what would happen if this were an American-born white suspect and the victims were 24 black seniors. Not only would the suspect get the death penalty within months, but judging by the response to George Floyd, the rest of us would be held culpable — in a big way. Because the races were reversed, very few people in the country have ever heard of the case, even though in many ways it is the most blood-curdling mass murder of all time.

Just know that there are thousands of staffers, lawyers, and advocates funded by evil people working around the clock on behalf of murderers – to help them escape capital punishment or even life in prison. Who is standing for the most vulnerable victims of perhaps the worst domestic mass murder committed by an individual of all time?

There is more.

Okay, so now where is cable news?  Where are you Fox News and Tucker Carlson?  Newsmax? OAN?

Texas: Families Shocked by Prosecutors’ Decisions in the Kenyan Killer Case

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.

Daniel Horowitz at Blaze Media Posts Excellent Analysis of Texas Kenyan Killer Case

 

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.

Serial killer Billy Chemirmir has been charged in the murders of 18 seniors, but it is believed that the number of victims (so far) is 24.

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.

[….]

https://fraudscrookscriminals.com/2019/05/22/texas-alleged-serial-killer-targeted-women-living-alone-family-in-kenya-hears-the-news/

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.

All of Chemirmir’s victims were white except, Harris who is Vietnamese.

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.

Virginia Tech Football Player who Murdered Tinder ‘Date’ Treated Like Victim

Described by his attorney as a “soft spoken young man” you would think that Ismemen David Etute was the victim not the white apparently gay or trans restaurant worker whose head was smashed and was left “bubbling and gurgling” to die.

“Isi” Etute

This story is all over the place and generally told in such a way as to make Isi Etute a 6’3, 205 pound linebacker look like the victim who claims he thought he was meeting with a woman for a second sexual encounter.

Feeling duped, he (understandably?) used his physical power to allegedly beat the man to death.

(I spent some time, searching to see if Etute’s family came to America as refugees (using a secret decoder ring!) but found no reference to his family’s immigration status. I did find many stories about Etute as an up and comer football player and a good catch for Virginia Tech.)

Here is the Roanoke Times on June 9th:

Virginia Tech football player Isi Etute told police he punched victim after meeting for sexual encounter

CHRISTIANSBURG — A now suspended Virginia Tech football player told police he punched a sexual partner five times in the face and stomped on him after discovering the person he thought was a woman was actually a man, according to arguments presented Wednesday in a Montgomery County courtroom.

Jerry Smith

According to the autopsy, all the bones in Blacksburg resident Jerry Paul Smith’s face were broken, his teeth were missing and he had multiple cranial fractures. The medical examiner’s office had previously revealed that Smith had died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Ismemen David Etute of Virginia Beach was arrested and charged with second-degree murder June 2 in the death of Smith, a Blacksburg restaurant worker.

Etute was granted bond in a hearing Wednesday morning in Montgomery County General District Court, but Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Patrick Jensen filed an expedited appeal that would have kept Etute in jail for up to five more days.

The two sides later Wednesday came to an agreement to release Etute on a $75,000 secured bond under house arrest and electronic monitoring, according to a release put out by Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt. The order restricts Etute from returning to Montgomery County except to consult with his attorney or to attend court proceedings.

Outside courthouse, the Etute family gets a hug from Virginia Tech players as if it was they who had a family member killed.

 

The courtroom was packed as Judge Randal Duncan excluded cameras from the courtroom at the start of the proceeding. Smith’s family was in attendance. More than a dozen football players — most of them clad in Virginia Tech gear — were there in support of Etute.

Etute was somehow tricked by Smith when it was his second visit to Smith’s apartment?

According to those statements, Etute visited the victim’s apartment April 10 for oral sex after he was matched up with someone named “Angie” on Tinder. Etute returned to the apartment May 31 to engage in sexual activity and discovered the person he was matched up with was a man, according to summaries of the evidence made by both Morgan and defense attorney Jimmy Turk.

Etute also told police that Smith did not assault him.

Etute told the police he punched the victim five times in the face and continued punching the victim when the person hit the ground and “stomped” on him. He heard “bubbling and gurgling” as he left the apartment, but didn’t call the police.

More here.  

The case gets complicated when two groups who often consider themselves discriminated against in the political victimhood game face each other.

Now see the Roanoke Times on June 10th and the reaction from the Gay/Trans community.

They are pretty angry that the alleged killer is being treated like the victim because he was somehow (justifiably?) angry at supposedly learning he wasn’t soliciting sex from a woman.

Killing of Jerry Paul Smith called ‘irrational,’ Isi Etute defense called discriminatory

Reverberations continued to spread Thursday from the Memorial Day killing of a gay Blacksburg man whose alleged attacker, a Hokie linebacker, told police that he’d lashed out after discovering the person he met for a sexual encounter was not a woman.

[….]

Reactions to the killing of Jerry Paul Smith, a 40-year-old restaurant project manager, grew louder after a Wednesday bond hearing for Isimemen David Etute, 18, of Blacksburg. Etute, a freshman on Virginia Tech’s football team until his arrest, at which point he was suspended, faces a second-degree murder charge.

[….]

Jimmy Turk, “go-to” attorney for Virginia Tech athletes in trouble with the law. https://www.pilotonline.com/sports/college/article_70f83e3c-8420-58ab-8f46-86147b625a77.html

In the courtroom, defense attorney Jimmy Turk of Radford said that Smith had solicited Etute for sex. After the hearing, Turk said, “Nobody deserves to die, but I don’t mind saying, don’t pretend you are something that you are not. Don’t target or lure anyone under that perception. That’s just wrong.”

Last week, a spokesperson for Smith’s family described him as a proud, openly gay man.

Turk’s remarks prompted waves of comments online and elsewhere.

Samantha Rosenthal, associate professor of history at Roanoke College and co-founder of the Southwest Virginia LGBTQ+ History Project, wrote in an email Thursday: “Regardless of the victim’s gender identity, the comments by Etute’s attorney demonstrate that the defense intends to use transness as an issue in this case. There is unfortunately a long history of framing transgender people as inherently deceptive or untruthful about their identities.

[….]

Joe Cobb

Roanoke City Council member Joe Cobb, who identifies as a member of the region’s LGBT community, had similar thoughts, saying the larger picture was of how LGBTQ people are seen by the wider society and often have been blamed for crimes in which they were the victims.

“That’s discrimination,” Cobb said.

Calling Smith’s death “horrific,” Cobb said that though many details remain unknown, the part that stood out to him was that it involved two consenting adults who had already had one sexual encounter.

This will be a trial to watch if it ever comes to that!

In the meantime, I still want to know if the Etutes are ‘New Americans,’ which I suspect they are.