Trial begins for man charged with killing 18 in Texas

DALLAS (AP) — The trial has begun for a man who is charged with killing 18 older women in Dallas and its suburbs over a two-year span.

Billy Chemirmir is being tried in Dallas in one of the deaths.

The 48-year-old faces life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder in the death of 81-year-old Lu Thi Harris.

His attorney entered a not guilty plea for him Monday on the charge as the trial got underway.

After Chemirmir’s arrest in March 2018 following an attack on a woman who survived, authorities found Harris’ body in her home.

In the following years, the number of people he was charged with killing grew.

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