Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon Released on $2 Million Bond


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.

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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.  

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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. 

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