A notorious Kenyan murderer who was serving two life sentences in the United States for killing two elderly women has been killed by his cellmate.
Prison officers found 50-year-old Billy Chemirmir dead in his cell at the Coffield Unit prison in Texas on Tuesday morning.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice said that Chemirmir was killed by his cellmate on Monday night.
A US court sentenced Chemirmir to life in prison in 2022 for killing 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris and 87-year-old Mary Brooks.
He had been indicted on charges of killing 20 other elderly people in north Texas over two years.
Authorities said that Chemirmir posed as a caregiver or maintenance worker to access care homes in north Texas.
He targeted elderly women at the facilities, often robbing them of valuables like jewellery before killing them.
Chemirmir was arrested in March 2018 after a 91-year-old woman he targeted at her independent living community apartment reported him to authorities.
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