E194: SERIAL KILLER – Billy Kipkorir Chemirmir

This week Beth and Wendy discuss the case of Billy Kipkorir Chemirmir, a Kenyan immigrant to the United States and serial killer.

This episode was researched & scripted by Wendy & Beth Williams and edited by Minnie Williams.

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