The wife of a former college football star has been arrested over claims she conspired with her Bahamian lover and another man to murder him.
Lindsay Shiver, from Thomasville, Georgia, is in jail in The Bahamas after local police accused her of orchestrating a plot to kill her estranged husband Robert Shiver, according to the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.
The 36-year-old was arrested along with her lover Terrance Bethel, 28, and alleged hitman Farron Newbold 29.
Police uncovered the plan to murder former Auburn University football player Robert, 38, on July 16 while investigating a break-in at a bar – and say they found WhatsApp messages on that suspect’s cell phone discussing the conspiracy.
All three were flown to the Bahamas capital Nassau from Guana after they were arrested. They appeared in court on Friday but were not required to enter a plea.
The Shiver family own a home in the Bahamas which is where Lindsay is accused of first begining an affair with Bethel, a source close to the investigation said.
Robert then found out about the relationship between his wife and the 28-year-old and filed for divorce, they added.
A court document revealed the couple were due in Thomas County Superior Court on July 20 where they filed counterclaims against each other but the details were not immediately available.
She then orchestrated a plan to murder her estranged husband with Bethel and enlisted the help of an alleged hitman Newbold, according to authorities.
‘On July 16, 2023 at Abaco, while being together did, with a common purpose agree to commit an offense, namely the murder of Richard Shiver,’ a police report said.
Police found out about the plan following reports of a burglary at Grabber’s Bar and Grill.
They came across WhatsApp messages on the phone of the suspect which detailed the murder plot.
Lindsay, Bethel and Newbold were subsequently arrested and flown to Nassau where they were jailed.
The trio appeared in court before Acting Chief Magistrate Roberto Reckley on Friday.
They were not required to enter a plea and they are being held in jail until they return to court on October 5.
Robert and Lindsay met at a fitness class at Auburn University in August 2007, according to her Instagram account.
‘So thankful for that fitness class 13 years ago that brought us together and all of the love, laughter, and life we have created ever since! I love you babe. Cheers to many more,’ she wrote in a 2020 post alongside a collection of photos, including from their wedding day.
The pair have three sons together with the youngest just four years old.
He proudly mentions his children on his Instagram profile which says: ‘Dad to the trio!’
Robert played for Auburn University between 2006 and 2008 as a long snapper. He signed with the NFL team Atlanta Falcons as a free agent following his college career.
But he was let go in the first roster cuts ahead of the 2009 season.
Lindsay, a former cheerleader, was named Miss Houston County in 2005 and finished second in the National Peanut Festival pageant.
Robert has worked for Senior Life Insurance Company since 2009 following the end of his American Football career.
‘Robert’s ambitions brought him here to Senior Life where his persistence and commitment has made him an integral part of the Company’s operations,’ a bio on the company’s website states.
‘Today, he focuses on agent development, recruitment, and the strategic growth of Senior Life.’
The Shiver family regularly visited the Bahamas, went on luxury boat rides and once flew on a private jet.