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Texas inmate killed by cellmate during a statewide prison lockdown

Posted on AllSides September 21st, 2023
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Sign up for The Brief, The Texas Tribune’s daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Investigators are trying to determine how a Texas inmate was killed inside an East Texas prison that was part of a statewide lockdown this week. Billy Chermirmir, who was convicted in 2022 for the murders of 22 elderly women and one man in North Texas, was found dead in his cell on Tuesday after investigators say he was killed by his cellmate, Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesperson...

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