Being from the area we are all familiar with the story about Dr. Joseph Sonnier.

In 2012, Dr. Thomas Dixon was convicted of the murder-for-hire plot against Dr. Sonnier. Court documents reported Dixon was obsessed with Dr. Sonnier's love interest Richelle Shetina.

Amarillo Dr. Dixon was the jealous ex-boyfriend of Richelle Shetina and was upset when she left him for Lubbock's Dr. Sonnier.

Dr. Dixon then hired David Neal Shepard to murder Dr. Sonnier, paying him with silver bars and cigars. David Shepard is now serving life for the murder.

Watch the 30 min YouTube video about the crime here.