Lawsuits: Dallas man charged in killings had more victims

3 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, June 26 2019 Jun 26, 2019 June 26, 2019 4:42 PM June 26, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - Lawsuits allege a Dallas man already charged in the deaths of 12 elderly women also killed six additional elderly people, which would bring the number of his victims to 18.

The six lawsuits filed Tuesday in Dallas County against The Tradition-Prestonwood independent living facility accuse it of failing to keep residents safe. The lawsuits say plaintiffs anticipate Billy Chemirmir will soon be indicted in the deaths of the five women and one man.

A Dallas County district attorney's office spokeswoman did not immediately reply to a request to comment Wednesday. Dallas police had no comment Wednesday.

The Tradition said in a statement that safety has always been a priority.

Chemirmir has been in custody since March 2018 .

An attorney for Chemirmir did not immediately return a call for comment.

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