Unmasking Billy Chemirmir: Billy Chemirmir was convicted of killing roughly two dozen elderly women and one male in North Texas.
Unmasking Billy Chemirmir: Cause of death
According to reports, Chemirmir was murdered by his cellmate in a state prison. This incident took place at the Coffield unit in Tennessee Colony, approximately 85 miles southeast of Dallas, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.
The assailant was identified as his cellmate serving a homicide sentence in Dallas County. However, the cellmate’s identity has not been disclosed, and the Office of Inspector General is currently conducting an investigation into the incident, with no additional information available at this time.
The incident occurred during a recent statewide lockdown of all 98 Texas correctional facilities in response to a rise in hazardous contraband and prison violence. The closure entails restrictions on inmate movement and contact with outsiders, as well as heightened searches to detect contraband. While most facilities had resumed normal operations at the time of the report, the Coffield unit remained on isolation.
50-year-old Chemirmir was found guilty of murdering two women in 2018 and sentenced to life in prison by Dallas County juries the year prior.
Chemirmir, a former caregiver for senior citizens, was believed to have begun his series of murders in April 2016, predominantly targeting elderly women, stealing their jewelry, and selling it to support himself. Initially, it appeared that many of the victims’ fatalities were due to natural causes.
Conviction and punishment
He was charged with 22 counts of capital murder, 13 in Dallas County and 9 in Collin County. Notably, the district attorney’s office in Collin County stated that it would not pursue the death penalty in his case.
Throughout the trials, despite his convictions, Chemirmir consistently maintained his innocence.