‘Murder-for-hire plotter’ Lindsay Shiver begs Bahamian judge to allow her to return to the US to reunite with her three sons as she awaits trial for scheming with hitman and lover to kill her ex-NFL player husband

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Written By Maya Cantina
  • Lindsay Shiver asked a judge for permission to return to the United States while she is out on bail in the Bahamas for allegedly plotting to kill her ex-husband
  • She has three children with Robert and has not seen them since her arrest as her bail conditions require her to check in with police three times a week 
  • Shiver was arrested in July for allegedly conspiring with her lover, Terrance Bethel, to hire Faron Newbold to murder her ex-husband Robert Shiver

Lindsay Shiver asked a judge for permission to return to the United States and reunite with her children while she is out on bail in the Bahamas awaiting trial for plotting to kill her ex-husband.

Shiver and her Bahamian boyfriend will stand trial in March for allegedly plotting to unleash an assassin on her husband, Robert Shiver, and has not been able to leave the island nation.

On Friday, Shiver asked a judge in the Bahamas for permission to visit the US, and the prosecution did not oppose, reported Court TV.

The judge said he will take the matter into consideration before issuing a ruling. Shiver’s next court hearing is scheduled for December 21.

Attorney for Shiver’s, C.B. Wells, said: ‘Lindsay is looking forward to being reunited with her children. The separation has been extremely difficult for them.’

Accused ‘murder-for-hire plotter’ Lindsay Shiver asked a Bahamian judge for permission to return to the United States

Shiver is accused of hiring a hitman to killer her husband Robert (right). She was arrested in the Bahamas in July and has not seen her three children since

Shiver is accused of hiring a hitman to killer her husband Robert (right). She was arrested in the Bahamas in July and has not seen her three children since

The prosecutors did not object the motion and a judge said he will take the matter into consideration. Shiver's has three children with her husband who she is accused of plotting to kill

The prosecutors did not object the motion and a judge said he will take the matter into consideration. Shiver’s has three children with her husband who she is accused of plotting to kill

‘Her attorneys continue to prepare for trial and Lindsay continues to be fully cooperative with the Bahamian justice system. She is facing the legal process with complete transparency.’

The mother-of-three has not been able to see her children since her arrest in July. She has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has been ordered to remain on the island where she must abide by a curfew and report to the police station three times a week.

In October, Shiver was the victim of a break-in after thief ransacked her apartment and swiped $20,000 worth of jewelry.

The ransacked items include a $15,000 diamond LeMel bracelet, a pair of gold rings – family heirlooms passed down to her by her grandmother and mother – and $200 in cash swiped from the former Georgia beauty queen’s purse.

Shiver, 36, is accused of conspiring with her barman lover Terrance Adrien Bethel, 28, to enlist Faron Newbold, 29 – alias Faylo – for the hit on former Auburn standout Robert.

Prosecutors said the trio discussed the attempted hit over WhatsApp before Shiver sent a photo of Robert, who filed for divorce in April, to Newbold – along with the instruction: ‘kill him.’ 

According to documents seen by DailyMail.com, the petite blonde broke down during her police interview and allegedly confessed to sending photos and messages to Newbold, instructing him to murder her husband of 13 years. 

The photos, obtained by DailyMail.com, show Robert cozying up with a mystery blonde at a bar in the Bahamas.

Shiver, 36, was arrested in July along with her lover Terrance Adrien Bethel (pictured), 28 after police discovered messages of them plotting to kill her husband

Shiver, 36, was arrested in July along with her lover Terrance Adrien Bethel (pictured), 28 after police discovered messages of them plotting to kill her husband

Authorities say the couple hired Faron Newbold (pictured), 29, to kill Shiver's ex-NFL player husband

Authorities say the couple hired Faron Newbold (pictured), 29, to kill Shiver’s ex-NFL player husband

Shiver has been ordered to remain on the island where she must abide by a curfew, and report to the police station three times a week as she awaits trial

Shiver in her booking photo after her arrest

Shiver has been ordered to remain on the island where she must abide by a curfew, and report to the police station three times a week as she awaits trial

The alleged murder plot was uncovered by chance when cops began investigating a break-in at Grabbers, a popular waterfront drinking spot on Great Guana Cay.

They asked staff – including Bethel – to hand over their phones for inspection and found WhatsApp messages in which he, Shiver and Newbold allegedly discussed killing Robert, who was visiting his family home in nearby Baker’s Bay.

The trio were arrested on July 21 and more incriminating messages were found on their devices, according to a well-placed source.

Robert was vacationing independently of his estranged wife when cops contacted him to warn him about the plot. He was left ‘in fear of his life’ and flew back to the US with their kids shortly afterwards.

The former beauty pageant contestant is said to have been hooking up for the past several months with Bethel, whom she met while vacationing in Great Guana Cay in the sun-steeped Abaco Islands, part of the Bahamas.

Robert’s family own property there in exclusive Baker’s Bay, a members-only golf resort where A-listers such as Michael Jordan, Justin Timberlake, and Tom Brady have sprawling coastal mansions.

But they cut off Shiver’s access to the luxurious residence and the family’s private jet in April after Robert learned of her fling with Bethel and filed for divorce, citing his wife’s ‘adulterous conduct’. 

An unsuspecting Robert, 38, was snapped cozying up to a mystery blonde at local Bahamas bar Grabbers, where his wife's new bartender beau Terrance Bethel, 28, worked, on July 16

An unsuspecting Robert, 38, was snapped cozying up to a mystery blonde at local Bahamas bar Grabbers, where his wife’s new bartender beau Terrance Bethel, 28, worked, on July 16 

DailyMail.com has exclusively obtained the two photos Lindsay Shiver is alleged to have sent to accused hitman Faron Newbold to target her husband Robert Shiver

DailyMail.com has exclusively obtained the two photos Lindsay Shiver is alleged to have sent to accused hitman Faron Newbold to target her husband Robert Shiver 

Shiver hit back in a counter-filing, accusing Robert of domestic abuse and claiming that any ‘extramarital relationship’ came after they had already split.

Alabama native Shiver graduated from Auburn University, where the two met in 2007 while Robert was captain of the football team.

Robert signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent but was let go in roster cuts ahead of the 2009 season and eventually became executive vice president for Senior Life Insurance Company.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com in August, Bethel declared his love for Shiver and said her marriage was on the rocks long before he came on the scene. ‘None of us have anything to hide. People are taking everything at face value and defaming us,’ he said.

Robert claimed his ex-wife previously had an affair with an unnamed 18-year-old lover that she snuck into their Bahamas vacation home in the summer of 2022. 

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