American woman accused of conspiring to kill her husband released on bail in Bahamas

American woman accused of conspiring to kill her husband released on bail in Bahamas

Editor’s note: Lindsay Shiver of Thomasville, Georgia, pleaded not guilty Friday, Dec. 8, to the murder of her ex-husband in a Bahamian court during her formal arraignment.


American Lindsay Shiver, accused of conspiring to kill her husband with two co-defendants in the Bahamas, was released on $100,000 bail by a Bahamas Supreme Court judge on Wednesday.

It will be equipped with an electronic surveillance device and will have to respect a curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. As Shiver entered the court wearing ripped jeans and a T-shirt, spectators shouted questions, but it appeared she answered no one.

Shiver must report to the Cable Beach police station in Nassau three times a week. She must also not come within 100 feet of her husband, as part of her bail conditions.

When Bahamas Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson finished laying out the conditions of Shiver’s bail, Shiver responded with a soft, “OK.” Once Shiver gets her electronic monitoring device back, she will be allowed to go to her new residence without returning to prison, her lawyer Ian Cargill told CNN on Wednesday.

Shiver’s alleged co-conspirators, Terrance Adrian Bethel, 28, and Farron Newbold Jr., 29, had already been released on $20,000 bail, Cargill told CNN on Friday.

Shiver, 36, of Thomasville, Georgia, is accused of unsuccessfully conspiring with the two Bahamian natives to kill her husband, Robert Shiver, on July 16 while he was in the Abaco Islands, months later that the couple filed for divorce.

Bahamas police managed to foil the plot by acting on information found on a phone recovered during a separate criminal investigation into a recent break-in at a local business, a Bahamas police source told CNN.

The defendants were arraigned last month, according to court documents. They were not required to enter a plea at this hearing.

Lindsay and Robert Shiver filed for divorce in April, according to court records.

Robert Shiver filed for divorce on April 5 and Lindsay Shiver filed for divorce the next day, according to the complaint listed on the Thomas County, Georgia, Clerk of Courts website.

Robert Shiver cites Lindsay’s “adulterous conduct” as grounds for divorce, saying the marriage is irrevocably broken, according to documents seen by CNN. Lindsay Shiver’s filing says she “incurred debts beyond her means to pay” and asks that her husband be forced to pay.

Robert Shiver is an insurance executive and former Auburn University football player, according to court records and his company’s website. Lindsay Shiver also attended Auburn University, according to social media posts.

Lindsay Shiver’s next appearance is scheduled for October 5.

CNN contacted the lawyers representing each of them in the divorce case.

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of Bahamas Supreme Court Justice Cheryl Grant-Thompson.

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David B.Otero

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