According to records shared by the United States courts, Billy Kipkorir Chemirmir, originally hails from Eldama Ravine in Baringo County. He grew up in a large family with 27 siblings, the products of his father’s three wives.
. While in the United States, he initially ventured into the automotive industry, selling cars before transitioning into a career as a seniors’ caregiver based in Dallas.
In 2004, he embarked on a new chapter in his life by marrying an American citizen, which granted him permanent resident status in the US. However, the union was short-lived, culminating in a divorce in 2006.
His career trajectory would then shift. Chemirmir moved away from working for agencies that placed him with clients, to now independently providing care for the elderly in North Texas. He would charge hourly rates ranging from $20 to $30 (approximately Ksh.2,900 to Ksh.4,400 based on current exchange rates).
However, law enforcement officials allege that Chemirmir used his caregiving work as a nefarious means of gaining access to luxury senior living communities in Dallas and Collin counties.
He would allegedly masquerade as a caregiver to exploit this access and target elderly women. The authorities revealed that he would then smother these elderly women with pillows and pilfer valuables from their residences.
‘I am not a killer’
In response to these grave accusations, Chemirmir firmly denied any involvement in these heinous acts during an interview with the Dallas Morning News in 2020.
“I am not a killer. I’m not at all what they’re saying I am. I am a very innocent person. I was not brought up that way. I was brought up in a good family. I didn’t have any problems all my life,” Chemirmir stated.
According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Chemirmir faced indictment on a charge of capital murder in connection with the death of an 81-year-old woman in March 2018.
Additionally, he faced attempted capital murder charges stemming from separate attacks on two women in Texas at a later date.
Reports from the Dallas Morning News indicate that Chemirmir had also faced legal troubles before the murder charges.
Chemirmir had been arrested twice for driving under the influence – first in 2010 in Addison and then in 2011 in Dallas.
In 2012, he was reportedly arrested on a family violence charge, resulting in a 70-day jail sentence.
He would face another arrest in June 2016, this time on a criminal trespass charge, which occurred shortly after authorities suspected he had killed two women at a high-end senior living complex in Dallas.
In total, Chemirmir faced indictment on a staggering 22 capital murder charges. Thirteen of these charges were filed in Dallas, with the remaining nine in Collin County.