Holiday family reunions are a tradition in many American households, but for a set of Michigan triplets, this year's brotherly get-together may be taking place in a rather bleak setting: behind bars.
According to the Smoking Gun, 21-year-old triplets Deshawn, Juronn and Devon Shivers have all landed themselves in prison on felony charges, and all three may soon end up in the Saginaw Correctional Facility.
Deshawn and Juronn…were recently convicted of unarmed robbery by a jury in Saginaw County, Mich., after an incident in Buena Vista Township, Mich. They could soon find themselves at the same correctional facility as the third triplet, Devon, who was convicted in 2011 of multiple weapons charges and home invasion. The earliest release date for Devon, according to Saginaw Police, is 2042.
As for Deshawn and Juronn, who will be sentenced next month, each faces a maximum of 15 years in prison, the Smoking Gun notes.Saginaw Police Sgt. Terry Carpenter told ABC News that the Shivers triplets were active members of the "Sunny Side" gang. Other family members, including an older brother of the triplets who was reportedly in prison until August this year, are also involved in the gang.
“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,” the police said in a statement.This is not the first time a band of siblings has made headlines for running afoul of the law. In November, Vicki and Sarah Satterfield -- two thirds of a former Playboy triplets trio -- were arrested for their involvement in an Ohio strip club brawl.
In 2006, the Guardian reported that twin brothers Jonathan and Robert Maskell were put behind bars after they robbed and then killed their 74-year-old grandmother.