Dr. Dixon released from Lubbock Co. Detention Center

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Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon was released from the Lubbock County Detention Center on Monday after posting a $2 million bond.  

Dr. Dixon, 54, of Amarillo was convicted of capital murder for the 2012 shooting and stabbing death of a Lubbock doctor, Joseph Sonnier.  More specifically, Dixon was convicted of paying David Shepard to commit the murder.  However, the conviction was thrown out by the Texas appeals court.

As a condition of bond, Dixon must stay in the Amarillo area.  He has a curfew between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., and he cannot go within 500 feet of witnesses who are listed by name in a court order.  In addition to other conditions of bond, he must wear a tracking device.

Separately from Dixon’s trial, Shepard pleaded guilty and is serving a life sentence. 

CLICK HERE to see his conditions of release.

Related Story: Court of Appeals Orders New Trial for Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon 

Joseph Sonnier, image from CHS.

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