Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon has been released just before 1 p.m. today on a $2 million bond, that according to records from the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office.
Two of Dixon’s bond conditions require him to remain in Potter/Randall counties, and will have a curfew from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and will be in his residence during that period of time.
Dixon’s full bond conditions are below:
Dixon was convicted of hiring a man to kill his romantic rival, Dr. Joseph Sonnier of Lubbock, but in December, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the conviction.
Court documents show Dixon appealed his conviction by challenging the sufficiency of the evidence, a motion to suppress obtaining cell data without a warrant, and members of the public being excluded from the courtroom during his trial.
Dixon and his attorneys argue information obtained from his cell phone without a warrant was used against him during the trial.
Dixon was found guilty in 2015 of two counts of capital murder for the July 2012 death of Lubbock doctor, Joseph Sonnier.