Dixon retrial begins today

Dixon retrial begins today

Lubbock, TX -  Local doctor Thomas Michael Dixon is headed back to court.

Dixon's second capital murder trial begins at 9 a.m. Monday in Lubbock. Dixon is accused of hiring a hit man, David Shepard, to kill Lubbock doctor Joseph Sonnier in July of 2012 -- who was allegedly dating Dixon's ex girlfriend.

Shepard confessed to the crime and is serving a life sentence without parole. Dixon's involvement in this incident is still unknown. Last November, a hung jury declared a mistrial after not being able to reach a verdict.

Dixon was released on bond and returned to Amarillo last month.