Billy Chemirmir charged with 4 new capital murder counts in Texas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Collin County prosecutors announced four new capital murder indictments against accused serial killer Billy Chemirmir on Tuesday.

The indictments accuse Chemirmir of killing 90-year-old Marilyn Bixler in Frisco on September 17, 2017; Diane Delahunty, 79, in Plano on Dec. 3, 2017; Helen Lee, 82, in Frisco on Sept. 2, 2017; and Mamie Miya, 93, in Plano on Dec. 8, 2017.

“These indictments should serve as a reminder that every victim of violent crime deserves to have their case investigated and prosecuted, and Collin County law enforcement and prosecutors will work every day to hold violent offenders accountable,” Collin County District Attorney Greg Willis said. A declaration.

The families of the victims released the following joint statement.

“We, the families and loved ones of Marilyn Bixler, Diane Delahunty, Helen Lee and Mamie Miya, are grateful to learn of the four additional capital murder indictments today. These indictments are another step in holding Billy Chemirmir accountable. of the extent of his horrific crimes. We would like to thank the police and prosecutors for listening to us and for their continued efforts to ensure justice for all victims and their loved ones.

The four new indictments are in addition to the 18 capital murder indictments and two capital murder indictments Chemirmir already faces in Dallas and Collin counties.

Chemirmir has so far been tried in one case, the murder of Lu Thi Harris. Chemirmir was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. Chemirmir denied killing anyone.

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot has promised to try Chemirmir in another case, the January 2018 death of Mary Brooks, in October, the Dallas Morning News reported. The other 11 counts of capital murder in Dallas County will likely be dismissed, Creuzot told the families last year.

Collin County prosecutors said they would let Dallas County hear their cases before proceeding with their indictments.

Prosecutors say he targeted independent living communities, choking his victims to steal jewelry.