Thomas Michael Dixon and David Neal Shepard have been indicted on murder charges
Thomas Michael Dixon
David Neal Shepard
Dr. Joseph Sonnier III
Thomas Michael Dixon and David Neal Shepard have been indicted on capital murder charges by a Lubbock County Grand Jury for the murder Dr. Joseph Sonnier.
Both Dixon and Shepard are being held on ten million dollar bond a piece.
On July 11, Lubbock Police found Dr. Joseph Sonnier III deceased inside his Lubbock home. Police say he had been shot and stabbed.
Authorities came to that conclusion after realizing Sonnier's current girlfriend was Dixon's ex-girlfriend. She told police Dixon had been harassing her, even after the relationship was over. Police believe Dixon grew angry, but couldn't carry out a murder by himself.
"Dr. Dixon paid Mr. Shepard in silver bars to commit the murder as well as provide the murder weapon," Lubbock Police said.
Following Sonnier's death, an arrest warrant affidavit says Shepard was paid nearly $9,000 in silver.
Dr. Dixon is director of High Plains Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, along with being the director and owner of Sensei Med Spa.
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