Three Michigan brothers, the Shivers triplets, could soon be having a family reunion of sorts in jail. A jury in Saginow County, Michigan, recently convicted two of the triplets, Deshawn and Juronn, 21, of unarmed robbery.
ABC News reports the two brothers could soon end up at the same correctional facility as the third triplet, Devon, who was convicted in 2011 of weapons possession, breaking into a home and assault with intent to commit murder. According to police, he shot the mother of a person he was attempting to make a drug deal with. After he broke into the home of that person, he found only the mother at home and shot her.
Devon is due for release in 2042, earliest. The Smoking Gun reports he is being held at the Saginaw Correctional Facility.
According to the Daily Mail, Deshawn and Juronn were convicted for robbery and conspiracy in the attempt to rob the father of Juronn's girlfriend of cash and a cellphone. The robbery incident involving Deshawn and Juronn happened in Buena Vista Township in Michigan.
Deshawn and Juronn were convicted by a jury on Monday. The Smoking Gun reports the brothers were remanded at the Saginaw County jail after the jury's verdict. They both face a maximum of 15 years in prison. It is expected they will join their brother Devon at the Saginaw Correctional Facility.
The Shivers triplets
ABC News reports that Saginow Police Sgt Terry Carpenter, said the triplets were part of a gang that operates in the south east portion of the city. He said: "They have been members of the 'Sunny Side' gang for years, and that includes siblings and family members."
A member of the family who also belongs to the "Sunny Side" gang is older brother Sanford Shivers, who is scheduled for release from jail in August. He had pleaded guilty in 2001 to weapons possession, resisting police, assault with intent to do great bodily harm.
According to a police statement: “The Saginaw P.D. is elated by the recent convictions of Deshawn and Juronn Shivers and hope that they receive a stern sentence by the sentencing circuit court judge. Additionally, we thank the Buena Vista Police Department in their hard work producing the evidence needed to ensure a conviction in their most recent crime.”
Many are wondering at the circumstances of upbringing of the triplets and their older brother that consigned an entire brood to a life of crime and jail time. What went wrong?
The Daily Mail reports the Shivers triplets will turn 22 on January 10.