A man charged with the death of 18 Texas says he is “not a murderer”

Dallas (AP) — A man charged with killing 18 elderly women in the Dallas area in two years said in a newspaper interview that he was acquitted and would be acquitted in this case.

Billy Chemirmir stays in Dallas County Jail while waiting April 25 retrial After the first jury who heard of the murder against him got stuck. His murder trial at the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris in November Ended suspiciously..

In a telephone interview from prison last week, Kemilmir denied all accusations against him, Told the Dallas Morning News “I’m 100% sure I won’t go to jail,” he said.

“I’m not a murderer,” Chemirmir told the newspaper. “I’m totally different from what they say. I’m a very innocent person. I wasn’t raised that way. I was raised in a good family. No problem for the rest of my life. was.”

Kemilmir was arrested in March 2018 after 91-year-old Mary Anisbertel stated that a man had forcibly invaded an apartment in an independent living community on the outskirts of Dallas in Plano.

He had jewels and cash when police pursued Kemilmir to an apartment near him following the attack on Bartel. According to police documents in a large red jewelry box, he had just thrown away, Harris was found dead in his bedroom, and his lipstick was taken to Dallas’ house on his pillow. I did.

Police have used Chemirmir’s work as a caregiver to sneak up into the senior-aged communities in Dallas and Collin counties to suffocate workers with pillows to enter older women’s apartments before stealing valuables. Claims to be disguised.

Chemirmir told the newspaper that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He said other families who refused to speak to the newspaper operated housing for other elderly people in the Dallas area where no suspicious deaths were reported.

“If I were a murderer, I could have killed all those women,” he said. “No one was killed there.”

Chemirmir told the newspaper that he was born and raised in the Rift Valley, Kenya, and is the son of a wealthy peasant. Chemirmir said he started working as a caregiver in Kenya and moved to the United States in 2003, where he sold his car and started working as a senior caregiver in Dallas.

Cheryl Panburn, whose mother Marilyn Bixler was murdered in 2017 and suspected of being one of the victims of Kemilmir, said she was disappointed to reach out to journalists to shake public opinion about him. ..

“I hope he feels some remorse, but in reality he doesn’t feel anything,” Panburn said. “I can’t understand that the human mind can work that way.”