Twins get max of 30 years for shooting, assault at Detroit coney
Detroit — Twin 61-year-old brothers were sent to prison Monday for a maximum of 30 years for assaulting a man at a restaurant in June because it didn't serve fried mushrooms, officials said.
Dwight Samuels was sentenced in Wayne County Circuit Court to 13-30 years for assault with intent to murder and five years for using a firearm during the commission of a felony, according to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. Officials said the felony firearm charge was his second offense.
His identical twin brother, Duane Samuels was sentenced to 11-30 years for assault with intent to murder and two years for using a firearm during the commission of a felony.
Police said the two beat a 40-year-old man with a pipe and shot him in the face at about 2 a.m. June 21 at Nicky D's coney shop on the 15700 block of West Seven Mile. The attack was caught on security camera.
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Officials said the attack started after the men, who had turned 61 just hours earlier, were told the restaurant did not sell fried mushrooms. One of the brothers had a metal pipe; the other a gun, according to authorities. After using the weapons to maim the victim, they fled.