Convicted murderer, suspected serial killer Billy Chemirmir killed in Texas prison

Billy Chemirmir
Billy Chemirmir Photo credit Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Billy Chemirmir, the man convicted of killing two people and accused in the deaths of nearly two dozen others, has died in a Texas State prison according to a spokesperson for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office.

Chemirmir was charged with killing at least 22 North Texas women over a 2-year span.

Chemirmir was found guilty of capital murder in October 2022 in the death of 87-year-old Mary Brooks. His first trial, for the murder of Lu Thi Harris, ended in a mistrial. Chemirmir was later convicted of the murder charge.

Chemirmir had been serving two prison sentences of life without parole in the Coffield Unit in Tennessee Colony near Palestine. The victim’s cellmate, who is serving a sentence for Murder out of Dallas County, was identified as the assailant, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. The Office of Inspector General is investigating.

Billy Chemirmir was 50 years old.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Texas Department of Criminal Justice