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How a robbery at a Bahamas bar exposed an alleged murder-for-hire plot on a former Auburn football player by ex-beauty queen and her secret lover
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How a robbery at a Bahamas bar exposed an alleged murder-for-hire plot on a former Auburn football player by ex-beauty queen and her secret lover

A Georgia ex-beauty queen has been arrested for allegedly plotting a murder-for-hire on her estranged husband along with her secret lover. The hitman plot to kill the former Auburn football player was only exposed after authorities discovered damning evidence while investigating a completely different crime committed at a beach bar in the Bahamas.

Lindsay Shiver, 36, conspired with her alleged secret lover, 28-year-old Terrance Bethel, to kill her estranged husband, Robert Shiver, according to Bahamas Court News. The former beauty pageant queen and mother-of-three reportedly devised a murder-for-hire plot with Bethel and 29-year-old Faron Newbold.

Bahamian police stumbled upon the murder plot while investigating a completely separate case. Earlier this month, local police were investigating a burglary at Grabber’s Bar and Grill in Great Guana Cay in the Bahamas.

Police reportedly discovered WhatsApp messages "detailing the plan" for the murder-for-hire plot on a cell phone belonging to a suspect in the beach bar break-in. Authorities did not reveal who owned the phone with the messages about the purported murder plan.

The Thomasville Times-Enterprise reported, "A source familiar with the investigation said the Shivers have a home in the Bahamas, where Lindsay first began an affair with Bethel. Upon Robert finding out about the affair, he filed for divorce."

Following the divorce filing, Lindsay, Bethel, and Newbold Jr. allegedly devised a plan to kill Robert Shiver during a meeting in Abaco, Bahamas.

"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," the police report stated.

The trio were arrested in Abaco and transported to a jail in the country's capital of Nassau.

They are scheduled to return to court on Oct. 5.

Lindsay and Robert have three sons together.

Lindsay Shiver was previously a cheerleader at Auburn University – where she met Robert at a fitness class.

In 2005, Lindsay Shiver was crowned Miss Houston County and finished as the 2nd runner-up in the National Peanut Festival pageant, according to WTVY.

Robert Shiver was a snapper for the Auburn Tigers between 2006 and 2008. In 2009, Shiver signed with Atlanta Falcons as a free agent but was cut before the start of the NFL season.

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