Texas surgeon accused in love triangle murder for hire plot
Legal panel weigh in on the case
- Duration 6:03
- Date Jul 18, 2012
Legal panel weigh in on the case
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Kelly's court is back in session on the docket today -- love triangle murder for hire involving a trio of high profile doctors.
Doctor Joseph sunny day was found shot and stabbed.
Inside his Texas home.
Police say the gunman was a man known as David Neal shepherd.
But they say the alleged mastermind behind the whole crime was this man a -- on plastic surgeon doctor Thomas Michael Dixon.
Police say doctor Dixon paid Shepperd with 9000 dollars worth of silver.
To do the job they claim the motive was a woman.
-- -- -- -- -- Was apparently dating doctor Dixon's ex girlfriend.
Police say they have never seen anything like this take a listen -- and I'm -- -- calls from the day the victim was found.
Some audio and let's get your band Markkanen period and -- -- -- work -- -- -- yeah.
It's not even broken a window seat in the back.
And it got -- it did not show up for work today.
I don't know.
And it went in there we're going on -- it was it was.
An Irish just.
I don't know what in particular committee don't we'll -- -- and I'm here I'm not I'm not dornin.
Jamie now former prosecutor now defense attorney Arthur I -- up and former prosecutor now defense attorney John S billboard all right panel so.
Counsel -- -- up.
How did they get to that how did they get to the point of believing that this doctor Dixon hired a man to commit this crash.
A confession -- means it's it's.
-- -- -- very many people have been convicted on a lot less evidence than this the the roommates.
All of the shooter shepherd jugular right he comes out and CB gives a -- basically -- -- listen a little a couple of days ago.
My -- slit his wrists and try to kill yourself.
And I'm the one who treating him for visited those injuries.
And when I -- simulate what the heck is going on your brain.
He told me this whole story that he'd been following the deceased.
He was in his backyard he text message the Doctor Who now is co defendant and that he was paid in this is crazy.
In three bowl -- -- bars worth about 9000.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- the thing is John it looks like so doctor Dixon is denying all of this that he had anything to do it that's and it looks like from what I've read all shepherd the alleged shooter.
If he confessed to anybody he confessed to a roommate it is the roommates word that we're basing this on but it looks like mr.
Sheppard has -- actually confessed to the police.
Now he has not this whole arrest warrant is based on hearsay which when you're dealing with arrest warrants you can do that you can -- them on -- -- you can charge somebody because of hearsay.
But you can't necessarily convict them because based solely on hearsay so -- the prosecutors have here.
It's a whole lot it.
A -- dot -- dot here dot here dot here but they're going to have a real problem connecting them based on -- this evidence.
I don't really -- -- really thinking that couldn't shoot straight because he got it got -- -- gold bars allegedly right.
-- somebody that agrees it's a murder allegedly brought -- -- grant and pandemic would be takes -- -- your area pawnshop and it wasn't to -- for the police have a two and to together.
And I believe you're you're correct it is like the guy -- couldn't shoot shoot and look at.
John knows that we we both of us have handled -- with a lot less evidence in this you do have.
I've -- unless he's the shooter then roommate who was convicted who has confessed knew he knows beat LB know that the window was broken he no worry when and now I'm.
Plays aren't there maybe that maybe he's still the bars maybe he got the kind daddy killed a guy now he's pinning it on a -- -- -- -- got a bad no -- I think it happened but is the text messages could do doctor Dixon -- -- according to that roommate he says his friend Shepard.
Was texting with doctor Dixon from the back -- -- why don't we really was about to commit the crime aren't there -- to read and and look.
The the police in this particular occasion when you're doing an excellent job a very thorough job and I am sure that they have ruled out that the roommate is the one who.
Who performed is that -- -- -- Even though the prosecutor than to prove it as a strong motive here isn't all love triangle there were both involved but the deceased and -- doctor -- in love with the same woman.
And -- at the -- saying she'd been totally clear of having any involvement in this but that's the reason they -- you have motive you have means you may have eaten.
And you have a confession right now Donna.
This doctor Dixon has been charged with first degree murder and the shooter mr.
Sheppard has been charged with first degree murder but I have to talk about -- this to a capital crime.
Against one or both so you tell me is it now a race to see who's gonna who's gonna talk first.
Who's gonna point the finger first at most likely -- because you can't visit it could happen the way police say it's a premeditated murder that's first degree that's gonna give rise to the capital murder.
-- charge but yeah you know somebody's gonna point.
Student went -- doctor Dobson -- to figure at issued -- somebody else.
Because there's so much at stake here but again I think right now evidence is not that thick unless they can put the goal -- silver bars.
In the doctored doctor Dixon possession then that's going to be able unless it's also comes to the credibility of the -- roommate.
I think I will mean we couldn't figure out that much about the roommate who he is -- you know easy junkie -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- everything is mr.
shepherd the alleged shooter here has a history like.
Bank for -- checks that are bad but no history that we know of that is.
Murderer was wildly jealous of that gives you that much more reason why he within slit his wrist that he realized he did something so horrific anyone and it -- himself.
We will continue -- again the defendants are denying all allegations of the -- we'll.