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Georgia wife of former college football star Lindsay Shiver, 36, accused of conspiring with Bahamian lover and ‘hit man’ to kill him

The wife of a former college football star has been arrested on allegations she conspired with her Bahamian lover and another man to murder him.

Lindsay Shiver, of Thomasville, Georgiais 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 man was arrested along with his lover Terrance Bethel, 28, and alleged hitman Farron Newbold, 29.

Police discovered the plot to kill former Auburn University football player Robert, 38, on July 16 while investigating a bar break-in, and said they found WhatsApp messages on the cellphone of the suspect discussing the conspiracy.

All three were flown to the Bahamian capital, Nassau, from Guana after they were arrested. They appeared in court on Friday but were not required to enter a statement.

The wife of a former college football star has been arrested on allegations she conspired with her Bahamian lover and another man to murder him.

Lindsay Shiver is in jail in the Bahamas after local police uncovered a plot she allegedly orchestrated to kill her estranged husband Robert Shiver.  Pictured: Lindsay with her husband and three children

Lindsay Shiver is in jail in the Bahamas after local police uncovered a plot she allegedly orchestrated to kill her estranged husband Robert Shiver. Pictured: Lindsay with her husband and three children

Photos on Shiver's Instagram page show a lavish lifestyle spent between Georgia, Florida, Vail and the Bahamas

Photos on Shiver’s Instagram page show a lavish lifestyle spent between Georgia, Florida, Vail and the Bahamas

Robert Shiver was drafted by the hometown Atlanta Falcons in 2009, but was cut before the season started.

Robert Shiver was drafted by the hometown Atlanta Falcons in 2009, but was cut before the season started.

The family's sprawling residence in Thomasville, Georgia, valued at $2.5 million, has seven bedrooms.

The family’s sprawling residence in Thomasville, Georgia, valued at $2.5 million, has seven bedrooms.

The Shiver family has a home in the Bahamas, where Lindsay is accused of starting 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 was scheduled to appear in Thomas County Superior Court on July 20, where counterclaims were filed, but details were not immediately available.

She then orchestrated a plan to kill her estranged husband with Bethel and enlisted the help of an alleged Newbold hitman, authorities said.

“On July 16, 2023 in Abaco, while they were together, with a common purpose they agreed to commit a crime, namely the murder of Richard Shiver,” a police report said.

Police learned of the plan after reports of a robbery at Grabber’s Bar and Grill.

WhatsApp messages were found on the suspect’s phone detailing the murder plot.

Lindsay, Bethel and Newbold were later arrested and taken to Nassau where they were imprisoned.

Police discovered the plot on July 16 while investigating a break-in at Grabber's Bar and Grill where they saw a suspect's WhatsApp messages.

Police discovered the plot on July 16 while investigating a break-in at Grabber’s Bar and Grill where they saw a suspect’s WhatsApp messages.

Robert found out about the relationship between his wife and the 28-year-old and later filed for divorce.

Robert found out about the relationship between his wife and the 28-year-old and later filed for divorce.

On social media, Lindsay Shiver, 36, plays the role of adoring Christian mother and wife to her former college football star husband.

On social media, Lindsay Shiver, 36, plays the role of adoring Christian mother and wife to her former college football star husband.

The trio appeared in court before Acting Chief Magistrate Roberto Reckley on Friday.

They were not required to enter a statement and are being held in jail until they return to court on October 5.

Robert and Lindsay met in a fitness class at Auburn University in August 2007, according to their Instagram account.

“So thankful for that fitness class 13 years ago that brought us together and all the love, laughter and life we’ve created since then! Love you baby. Cheers to many more,” she wrote in a 2020 post along with a collection of photos, including photos from their wedding day.

The couple has three children together with the youngest just four years old.

He proudly mentions his children on his Instagram profile which reads: “Dad of the trio!”

Robert played at Auburn University from 2006-2008 as a long snapper. He signed with the NFL team Atlanta Falcons as a free agent after his college career.

But they let him go in the first few roster cuts before the 2009 season.

Lindsay, a former cheerleader, was named Miss Houston County in 2005 and finished second in the National Peanut Festival pageant.

Lindsay, a former cheerleader, was named Miss Houston County in 2005 and finished second in the National Peanut Festival pageant.

Lindsay, a former cheerleader, was named Miss Houston County in 2005 and finished second in the National Peanut Festival pageant.

Robert played at Auburn University from 2006-2008 as a long snapper.  He signed with the NFL team Atlanta Falcons as a free agent after his college career

Robert played at Auburn University from 2006-2008 as a long snapper. He signed with the NFL team Atlanta Falcons as a free agent after his college career

He has been working for Senior Life Insurance Company since 2009 after the end of his American football career

He has been working for Senior Life Insurance Company since 2009 after the end of his American football career

Robert has been working 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 have made him an integral part of the company’s operations,” states a biography on the company’s website.

“Today, he is focused on agent development, recruiting and the strategic growth of Senior Life.”

The Shiver family regularly visited the Bahamas, took luxury cruises and once flew on a private jet.

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