The former healthcare worker accused of killing 18 people, mostly elderly women, was found guilty of capital murder Thursday.

Billy Chemirmir will receive the minimum sentence of life in prison without parole and is expected to be tried in at least one other case.

A Dallas County jury found him guilty of capital murder in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris, known as Kim, who was killed in her Dallas home.

Police and prosecutors suspect Chemirmir, 49, in the deaths of 24 elderly people, and he’s been charged in 18 murders, including those of Joyce Abramowitz, Doris Wasserman and Margaret White at The Tradition Prestonwood in Far North Dallas.

Investigators also suspect Chemirmir in the death of Catherine Probst Sinclair, a resident of Edgemere Luxury Senior Living, in April 2016.

Chemirmir is accused of stealing jewelry, cash, trinkets and paperwork from his alleged victims.

This was Chemirmir’s second trial after the first resulted in a mistrial.

This Dallas Morning News story about the trial contains touching details about the life of Harris, a charming former restaurant owner who lived most of her life in Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong and Tanzania, as well as how police broke the case and arrested Chemirmir.


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