Suspected US-based Kenyan-born serial killer Billy Chemirmir has been indicted on three more charges of capital murder.
This comes after a Dallas County grand jury returned the indictments on Tuesday, according to Dallas Morning News.
The 48-year-old is now facing capital murder charges for the deaths of Joyce Abramowitz (82), Margaret White (86), and Doris Wasserman (90).
Abramowitz died in July 2016, while White and Wasserman died in August 2016 and December 2017 respectively. All the three lived at The Tradition-Prestonwood, a senior living complex in Dallas.
This brings the total number of capital murder charges pressed against Chemirmir to 17 while civil lawsuits accuse him of killing eight more elderly women.
He 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.
Most of the deaths now linked to him were initially listed as natural causes and were not investigated as there was no suspicion of foul play.
This changed after a woman residing at Preston Place in Plano survived an attack in March 2018, after which Chemirmir was identified as a suspect and arrested.
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.