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Slain Texas prisoner who was accused of killing 22 older women was stabbed by cellmate, report says

FILE - Defendant Billy Chemirmir lowers his mask as a state witness is asked to identify him...
FILE – Defendant Billy Chemirmir lowers his masks as a state witness is requested to establish him throughout his homicide trial on the Frank Crowley Courts Constructing in Dallas, Wednesday, November 17, 2021.(Tom Fox | Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning Information by way of AP, Pool, File)

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas prisoner accused of smothering to loss of life 22 older girls of their Dallas-area properties so he may steal jewellery and different valuables was stabbed by his cellmate in an assault final month that killed him, authorities mentioned.

The inmate accused of killing Billy Chemirmir, 50, on Sept. 19 at a rural East Texas jail was Wyatt Busby, 39, based on a Monday report from the Workplace of the Inspector Normal, which is investigating the killing. The report says Chemirmir, who was serving life in jail after being convicted final yr within the slayings of two of the ladies, was “stabbed/overwhelmed to loss of life.”

A custodial loss of life report filed with the lawyer normal’s workplace final week mentioned that Chemirmir was killed with a “knife/edged instrument.” That report mentioned that the technique of loss of life was blunt pressure trauma, however that the reason for loss of life was pending.

Chemirimir was killed within the Coffield Unit about two weeks after the Texas Division of Prison Justice positioned its 100 prisons on a uncommon statewide lockdown due to an increase within the variety of killings contained in the amenities. Whereas most prisons had resumed regular operations by Wednesday, the Coffield Unit remained on lockdown.

Chemirmir was arrested in 2018 after a 91-year-old girl survived an assault and instructed police a person had pressured his means into her residence at an impartial dwelling group for seniors, tried to smother her with a pillow and took her jewellery.

Police mentioned they discovered Chemirmir the next day within the car parking zone of his residence advanced holding jewellery and money, having simply thrown away a big crimson jewellery field. Paperwork within the jewellery field led them to the house of Lu Thi Harris, 81, who was lifeless in her bed room.

Chemirmir was convicted of capital homicide within the loss of life of Harris and in a later trial within the killing of Mary Brooks, 87. Chemirmir, who maintained his innocence, was serving two sentences of life with out the potential of parole.

After Chemirmir’s arrest, police throughout the Dallas space started reexamining deaths, and the fees in opposition to him grew. He was ultimately indicted on 22 capital homicide costs.

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