Pageant Queen Arrested For Alleged Plot To Murder Ex-Auburn Football Player Husband

Lindsay Shiver, a 36-year-old Georgia mother of three and former pageant queen, has been arrested in the Bahamas for allegedly plotting to kill her estranged husband, Robert Shiver, a former Auburn University football player.

No, this is not some Netlifx murder-mystery.

According to reports from Bahamas Court News, Lindsay’s sinister plan was uncovered when Bahamian police stumbled upon it while investigating a separate case.

The investigation led to the arrest of two men, 28-year-old Terrance Bethel, identified as Lindsay Shiver’s lover, and Faron Newbold, both of whom were allegedly involved in the murder scheme.

The breakthrough came when local police discovered incriminating texts detailing the plot while searching the phone of a suspected burglar at Grabber’s Bar and Grill in Great Guana Cay earlier this month. At this time, it is unclear who owned the phone in question.

The couple, Robert and Lindsay Shiver, own a house in the Bahamas, near where Lindsay met Bethel, according to a source familiar with the case from the Thomasville Times-Enterprise.

Robert Shiver had filed for divorce upon learning about his wife’s romantic involvement with Bethel, which reportedly prompted Lindsay to seek out a hitman to carry out the murder, as reported by WTVY.

Following their arrest, Lindsay Shiver, Terrance Bethel, and Faron Newbold were transferred from Guana to the capital of the Caribbean country, Nassau. On Friday, they appeared in court, but were not required to enter a plea. The trio is set to appear in court again on October 5, to face the charges against them.

In a surprising contrast to the alleged criminal plot, Lindsay Shiver had shared a heartfelt post on her social media account in 2020, expressing gratitude for the love and life she had with Robert Shiver, whom she had met during a fitness class thirteen years prior. The post included a collection of photos, one of which showed the couple on their wedding day.


Robert Shiver had previously played as a snapper for the Auburn Tigers from 2006 to 2008 and briefly signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent, although he was cut before the start of the 2009 season.

He is currently listed as the executive vice president of Senior Life Insurance Company in Thomasville, Georgia.

The shocking incident has left the community and acquaintances of the Shiver family stunned, and the case is likely to draw significant attention as it unfolds in the Bahamian legal system.