Plastic Surgeon Arrested in Lubbock Doctor's Death 7/16/12
July 16, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - A plastic surgeon is among two people arrested in the slaying of a fellow Texas doctor in what police are investigating as a love triangle.
Police on Monday announced the arrest of Dr. Thomas Michael Dixon of Amarillo and David Neal Shepard.
Documents in an arrest warrant suggest Dixon arranged to have Dr. Joseph Sonnier III killed because Sonnier was dating Dixon's ex-girlfriend.
Further details were expected to be announced at a Lubbock police news conference Monday afternoon.
An affidavit says Shepard's roommate allegedly told police that Shepard confessed to shooting Sonnier in his Lubbock home last Wednesday. Sonnier was chief pathologist for Covenant Health System in Lubbock.
The documents were posted by the Lubbock Avalanche Journal (http://bit.ly/LlMxbP).