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.
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