Alleged serial killer Billy Chemirmir is going back on trial Monday for one of the murders he's charged with. He's currently accused of murdering 22 people. Fox 4 reports that Chemirmir was convicted of capital murder in April for one of the killings, and now a second capital murder conviction might bring much-needed assurance to families.
Chemirmir's first trial was ruled a mistrial but was later convicted in a follow-up trial, where he received a sentence of life in prison without parole. On Monday, family members of the victims will continue to appear in court. One of the victims, Marilyn Cardillo Bixler's death was odd to her family. Bixler's daughter, Cheryl Pangburn said she took her mother to Cabo for her 90th birthday, and then six weeks later, she found her mother dead inside her senior living home in Frisco in 2017.
Fox 4 reports that Bixler's death was originally ruled from natural causes. Pangburn told Fox 4, she and her family dug deeper into Bixler's death and later found out it was murder. Bixler is one of 22 murders from 2016 to 2018, in which Chemirmir is charged.
Fox 4 reports that Chemirmir is accused of smothering elderly women, either in their homes or senior living centers. He would kill them and steal their jewelry. Back in April, he was convicted of murdering Lu Harris. He's set to go on trial for the capital murder of Mary Brooks on Monday. a former Dallas County prosecutor told Fox 4:
"The likely purpose of this prosecution is to ensure that a second consecutive life sentence is handed down. Each conviction has its own right to appeal and while most appeals are denied the likelihood of winning two separate appeals would be very low. A second capital murder conviction and sentence of life without parole would virtually ensure that he would spend the rest of his life incarcerated."
Investigators are re-examing some cases, with more names potentially be adding to the list. According to Fox 4, a majority of Chemirmir's alleged murders happened at senior living facilities, where he posed as a maintenance worker.