Billy Chemirmir, 46, is an illegal immigrant who was originally being charged and held for the murder of a woman, but now he is fighting 12 counts of murder as well as attempted murder charges.
Chemirmir was a home health care aide in multiple cities in Texas. All the women he is charged with murdering were killing by smothering with a pillow.
He has been charged with killing Phyllis Payne, 91, Phoebe Perry, 94, Norma French, 85, Doris Gleason, 92, Rosemary Curtis, 76, Mary Brooks. He was actually already charged with murdering Lu Thi Harris, 81 in Dallas County just a year ago.
Chemirmir is actually a citizen of Kenya who has an immigration hold filed against him in Dallas County.
David Pughes, Dallas Police Department Executive Assistant Chief of Police, is now saying the department is planning on looking into 750 similar cases to see if he was involved.