Lindsay Shiver released on $100,000 bail after foiled murder-for-hire plot in Abaco
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The American woman, Lindsay Shiver, whose plans were foiled in her alleged attempt to kill her husband while in the Bahamas was released on $100,000 bail on Wednesday.
Appearing in jeans and a t-shirt with flip-flops, the former beauty pageant contestant strutted into court clutching a folder with a fresh coat of pink nail polish.
She was reunited with her young lover Terrence Bethel, 28, who arrived at court with friend Faron Newbold, 29, both freed on $20,000 bail last week.
Bahamian police intercepted their plans while rummaging through Whatsapp text messages telling Newbold to “Kill Him” along with a picture of her husband Robert, whose family owns property in Baker’s Bay and regularly vacations on the island.
Shiver paid her bail money in cash and gave the court copies of a lease agreement for a residence to stay in the Bahamas while awaiting trial, according to the Daily Mail.
Represented by Ian Cargill, she surrendered her passport to a US Embassy official during the proceeding presided over by Judge Cheryl Grant-Thompson.
Shiver will report to a police station three times a week, adhere to an 8 pm to 6 am curfew, and cannot go within 100 feet of her husband.
Shiver left the court outfitted with a GPS ankle bracelet and drove off in a waiting Mercedes.
On Tuesday, she appeared at the court requesting bail but was ordered to return on Wednesday when she was finally granted it.
Lover Bethel told the Daily Mail, the messages were just casual talk and that neither Newbold nor Shiver were serious about the alleged act.
“Go and get the transcripts from the police. They have had both of my phones for three weeks. They’ve been through every single message – there’s nothing there.
“None of us have anything to hide. People are taking everything at face value and defaming us.”
Photo credit: The Daily Mail