Plastic surgeon charged with murder moves to reduce his $10M bond

A plastic surgeon from Amarillo being help on capital murder by remuneration charges moved to reduce his $10 million bond, according to

Dr. Thomas Dixon’s attorney called the bond “excessive and oppressive.” His mother has testified at his first bond hearing, saying that their family has gone through significant financial hardships due to the cost of the trial and the absence of Dixon’s income.  His lawyer also argued that he is not a flight risk because he surrendered his passport and has strong business and financial ties to the Amarillo community. Dixon said he would agree to GPS tracking.

Dixon is accused of paying his business partner, David Neal Shepard, to murder Dr. Joseph Sonnier, who at that time had been dating Dixon’s ex-girlfriend. The initial trial resulted in a hung jury. Dixon has had no prior criminal history.

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