Dixon murder for hire retrial: Day 12

Dixon murder for hire retrial: Day 12

LUBBOCK, TX - The defense called in their first witness today during day 12 of the Dixon murder for hire retrial.

The records custodian for the Potter County Adult Probation Office was called to the stand.

She told the court David Shepard was placed on probation for ten years, ending in 2011.

Dr. Dixon is accused of hiring Shepard to kill Lubbock pathologist Joseph Sonnier.

Shepard was brought into the court room after the jury was dismissed.

He did not speak.

It is unclear if he will be called in to testify Wednesday morning.