Lubbock DA Matt Powell to Seek Death Penalty For Thomas Michael Dixon
Lubbock’s district attorney will seek the death penalty in a notable murder case.
According to the Associated Press, Lubbock County DA Matt Powell has announced that he plans to seek the death penalty for Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon.
Prosecutors assert that Dixon, a plastic surgeon from Amarillo, gave 52-year-old David Neal Shepard three silver bars valued at around $3,000 each to kill Dr. Joseph Sonnier III in July 2012.
Sonnier was reportedly dating Dixon’s ex-girlfriend.
As part of a plea agreement, Shepard was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Dixon is being held in the Lubbock County Jail on $10 million bond.