Dallas County prosecutors have amended the charge sheet to include two more capital murder charges against suspected Kenyan-born serial killer Billy Chemirmir.
This brings the total number of capital murder charges pressed against the 47-year-old resident of Dallas to 14 while civil lawsuits accuse him of killing eight more elderly women.
Chemirmir is accused of smothering or suffocating elderly women in senior living facilities in order to steal their jewelry for sale online.
He is alleged to have posed as a maintenance worker or healthcare provider to gain access to the apartments of elderly women in Dallas and Collin counties.
The new indictments are in connection with the deaths of Juanita Purdy, who died on July 31st, 2016, and Leah Corken, who died on August 19th, 2016. The deceased persons were both residents of The Tradition-Prestonwood, a senior living complex in Far North Dallas.
Phillip Hayes, the lawyer representing Chemirmir said the new indictments did not come as a surprise. He said his client has maintained he is innocent although he was yet to speak to him regarding the new charges.
Chemirmir remains in the Dallas County Jail after he was unable to raise $11.6 million bail granted to him.
In Texas, capital murder carries either automatic life imprisonment without parole or the death penalty. Prosecutors reserve the death penalty for offenses deemed heinous.
Chemirmir, who moved to the US in the 90s after marrying an American citizen, is originally from Eldama Ravine, Baringo County, Kenya.