SAGINAW (WWJ/AP) – Two Michigan men born in a set of triplets could join their brother behind bars after being convicted of unarmed robbery.

A Saginaw County jury this week convicted Deshawn and Juronn Shivers of robbing a man in 2010 as he walked home from a grocery store in Buena Vista Township. The victim, who apparently was the stepfather of Juronn Shivers’ girlfriend, said a gun was used, but the jury settled on unarmed robbery.

The 21-year-old Shivers brothers were also convicted of conspiracy. They face up to 15 years in prison when they’re sentenced on Jan. 22, but will get credit for time served in jail while awaiting trial.

Defense attorney James Piazza said it’s possible they could avoid prison, adding that Juronn Shivers was in jail for more than a year.

Their triplet brother, Devon Shivers, is in prison until at least 2042 for attempted murder. Saginaw police Sgt. Terry Carpenter told the Detroit Free Press that the brothers have been in gangs.

“Unfortunately, it’s been kind of a family business to some degree with crime,” Carpenter said. “That’s not good. We don’t want that. We hoped they (would be) in college and doing better things.”

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