Serial killers have been around in small numbers for a long time, but they appeared to explode in numbers over the course of The Sixties. The good news is that they seem to be down somewhat in this century.
Interestingly, serial killing appears to have been closely correlated with the general homicide rate, while mass shootings took longer to get going and don’t appear to have fallen along with the general homicide rate. Perhaps serial murder is just another form of murder, while mass shooting murder correlates more with the suicide rate? It’s a particularly evil form of suicide.
But, just because serial killer is another one of those jobs Americans won’t do as much anymore doesn’t mean America has to do without fresh serial murderers. From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Dallas man accused of killing 12 elderly women maintains he’s innocent, attorney says
BY DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR. AND NICHOLE MANNA MAY 16, 2019 04:18 PM
A Dallas man who authorities believe killed 12 elderly women in the Dallas/Fort Worth area says he’s innocent and was surprised by his recent indictments on capital murder charges, his attorney said Thursday.
Billy Chemirmir, first accused of killing an 81-year-old woman in Dallas last year, was indicted on six additional capital murder charges in Dallas County this week. Officials with the district attorney’s office confirmed Thursday that he’s also been indicted in five capital murder cases in Collin County.
Police say Chemirmir posed as a caregiver or maintenance worker at senior living facilities in the Metroplex while killing and robbing women. …
Chemirmir has lived in the Dallas area for more than a decade, but court records note that he is a citizen of Kenya. Immigration authorities have placed a jail hold on him. …
Before his arrest in March 2018, Chemirmir had a criminal history in North Texas, according to Dallas and Addison police reports and Dallas County criminal court records.
He was sentenced to 180 days in jail and fined $1,250 in June 2011 for driving while intoxicated in Addison, court records showed. He had been arrested in December 2010 in Addison on the DWI case. Just months later, he was arrested again on a DWI charge in Dallas and later sentenced to 70 days on that charge, according to court records.
Chemirmir was in trouble again in 2012. Dallas police responded to a disturbance call shortly before 3 a.m. on July 29, 2012, in the 5700 block of Spring Valley Road.
Chemirmir’s girlfriend told Dallas police he had come home drunk from a strip club and the two argued. She later went to bed and tried to go to sleep, but Chemirmir came into the room and began punching her, according to an arrest warrant obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Thursday.
He then grabbed a small pot and hit her in the back of the head with it, Dallas police said in the warrant. He also kicked her in the back.
Chemirmir stopped the assault, but he started cutting a couch with a knife, according to the warrant. His girlfriend called 911 and he was later arrested.
Chemirmir posted bail, and waited for years for his trial on the assault.
Before that occurred, Chemirmir was taken into custody in June 2016 and charged with criminal trespass. He had entered and remained in the Edgemere Retirement Community in Dallas without permission, according to Dallas police reports. He also was charged with failing to identify himself.
One of the women who was killed, Phyllis Payne, lived at Edgemere, according to an obituary and a lawsuit filed by her family that was settled .
As law enforcement and local medical examiners dig through about 750 elderly deaths in an attempt to find more possible victims, Yaksic thinks there are more.
“The scope of Chemirmir’s crimes is probably vast since he became adept at breaking into residences undetected or appearing to belong there to perform maintenance knowing that he would be overlooked,” Yaksic said.
Remember my idea for the National Immigration Safety Board that would study the causes of high profile immigration disasters? Shouldn’t somebody look into what is wrong with our immigration system that this immigrant was allowed to run amok all those years?