Thomas Dixon released on bail, retrial testimony begins Oct. 26

Published: Sep. 23, 2015 at 6:01 PM CDT|Updated: Dec. 22, 2015 at 7:01 PM CST
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Thomas Dixon has now been released from the Lubbock County Detention Center.

Dixon is accused of hiring David Shepard to kill former Covenant Chief Pathologist Dr. Joseph Sonnier at Sonnier's Lubbock home in July of 2012.

Shepard is currently serving a life sentencing with out parole.

Last year, jurors declared a mistrial in Dixon's murder trial after nearly a month of testimony.

Earlier this month, a judge agreed to lower Dixon's bond from $10 million to $2 million.

Testimony in Dixon's retrial is set to begin on Oct. 26.

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