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The American mum of three accused of plotting a murder-for-hire hit against her former NFL star husband, claims she has been unable to see her children since she returned to the US for the holidays.

Lindsay Shiver alleges in a motion filed in the Superior Court of Thomas County in Georgia, on January 3 that Robert Shiver has prevented her from visiting their three children and kept their whereabouts unknown, according to WDHN.

The couple share three sons, all under the age of 12, The New York Post reports.

The former beauty queen was permitted to return to her parent’s home in Alabama on Dec. 22 under the ruling while she awaits the murder-for-hire trial in the Bahamas.

However, the motion claims Robert Shiver allegedly broke an agreement that would allow the children to visit Lindsay under the stipulation that her parents supervise.

“The Plaintiff (Robert Shiver) has denied the Defendant (Lindsay Shiver) any in-person contact with the children during the holiday season,” her lawyer wrote in the motion, according to the outlet.

Lindsay Shiver’s lawyers argue that she’s been allowed to speak to her children once — over FaceTime on one of the children’s devices on Christmas Day — but has since been unable to contact them.

Lindsay Shiver was not permitted to travel to Georgia, where she lived with her estranged husband.

“It is believed that the children have been left in the care of babysitters for extended periods during the holidays when they could have been in Alabama with their mother and extended family members who love them,” her lawyer said.

“The children know the Defendant (Lindsay Shiver) is at their grandparents’ home in Alabama, and the youngest is especially distraught.”

Robert Shiver, 38, had pleaded for the judge to strike down her request to return to the US, explaining he’s “thankful to be alive” after her failed attempt on his life.

“After reviewing the indictment, this was a situation close to happening … I’m concerned for the safety of myself,” the former Auburn University football player said after the December 21 ruling.

In the same motion, her lawyers said that her estranged husband sold her 2021 Cadillac Escalade without asking her and also removed her personal items from the home Georgia they once shared before she allegedly plotted to have him killed.

Robert Shiver allegedly has cut off access to financial resources on multiple occasions, according to the motion.

Lindsay Shiver had been remanded to the Bahamas since July, though she had been out of prison under the conditions that she wear an electric monitoring device and adhere to a curfew.

Shiver is accused of instructing her barman lover Adrien Bethel, 28, and alleged assassin Faron Newbold Jr., 29, to murder Robert Shiver amid their increasingly bitter divorce.

The mother of three allegedly sent a series of texts to Bethel asking him to “kill” her husband.

The plot was foiled after local police unearthed texts that detailed the hit during an unrelated investigation of a break-in at the waterfront bar where Bethel worked.

Both Lindsay Shiver and Bethel denied seriously pursuing a murder-for-hire plan.

Before their marriage’s collapse, the Shivers split their time between a multimillion-dollar Thomasville, Georgia, mansion and a luxury spread in the exclusive Bahamian enclave of Baker’s Bay.

The couple met while Robert Shiver was the Auburn University football team captain in 2007.

Following his college career, Robert Shiver signed with the Atlanta Falcons as a free agent but was released ahead of the 2009 season.

He later became executive vice president for Senior Life Insurance Company.

Robert Shiver has been dating reality TV star Savannah Chrisley, known from “Chrisley Knows Best” since November 2023.

Lindsay Shiver is expected back in the Bahamas for her pre-trial on Feb. 21, 2024, according to the outlet.The murder-for-hire trial is set to begin on March 4.

— This article was originally published by the New York Post and reproduced with permission

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