Richelle Shetina met plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Michael “Mike” Dixon at his spa where she received Botox injections. Dixon was married at the time. When Dixon’s wife found out about the relationship, she filed for divorce. Dixon and Shetina started dating exclusively, but Shetina broke it off with Dixon. A year later Shetina met another doctor, pathologist Dr. Joseph Sonnier, and they started dating. A year after that a jealous Dixon hired his cash-poor friend David Shepard to kill Sonnier in his home. Dixon and Shepard are both serving life sentences in prison.
ABC 20/20 interviewed Shetina recently and asked her what people who are dating out there could learn from her experience. She answers: “There are real sociopaths and psychopaths that walk amongst us.” she explains.“They’re charming, they sit at the dinner table with you and your children and sometimes they sleep in your bed with you. They’re not capable of feeling love for you or anyone. Don’t ignore it. Get out as fast as you can." ABC 20/20 will air its investigative report on Friday, January 8 at 10pm.
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