Ask any parent of multiples, twins are the definition of 'double trouble'.

In some controversial studies, research suggests that twins have a higher incidence of criminal behavior. Whether its nature or nurture, Texas has definitely had some notable crimes involving twins over the years.

TWIN INVASION: Tevin & Devin of Port Neches, Texas

On October 8, 2021, police responded to a call regarding a possible home invasion at a residence in Port Neches, Texas. As they arrived on the scene, twin brothers Tevin and Devin McGhee exited the home and were placed under arrest.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
Devin McGhee (left) and Tevin McGhee (right) Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

Tevin McGhee claimed ownership of a .22 caliber firearm that was found in his possession. He also informed officers that he had used the firearm to shoot a victim inside the house.

Tevin and Devin McGhee were charged with burglary of habitation with intent to commit a felony.

In May 2023, Tevin pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison. His twin brother, Devin, pleaded guilty several months later and was sentenced to 30 years.

TWIN FRAUD in Houston, Texas and Allen, Texas

Double up on double trouble and you get the twins who drew the ire of the Feds.

In October 2023, a federal grand jury indicted Shalondria Simpson, 45, and her twin sister, Lashondria Simpson-Camp. Shalondria owned and operated two pharmacies in Houston, Texas and Lashondria is a practicing physician in Allen, Texas.

The two are named in an indictment regarding "$170 million health care fraud that involved kickbacks and money laundering" according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas.

TWIN TRAGEDIES: Shamalya & Troyshaye Hall

In March 2023, Shamalya Deyonshanaye Hall of Italy, Texas was charged with capital murder for the killing of a 6-year old boy and 5-year-old twins. Two other small children were wounded in the process.

Shamaiya Hall, Troyshaye Hall (Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas County Jail)
Shamaiya Hall, Troyshaye Hall (Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Dallas County Jail)

Hall is said to have carried out the stabbings when a Texas Child Protective Services caseworker attempted to remove the children from the home.

She was booked into Ellis County jail and given a bond of $2,000,000 on each count.

In a surprising twist, it was revealed by a local news affiliate that Hall's twin sister was also accused of stabbing a child to death nearly two years prior.

In June 2023, Troyshaye Hall admitted to stabbing her 7-year-old daughter Madison Pery and wounding a teen boy. The attack was allegedly unprovoked.

Troyshaye was found incompetent to stand trial and was admitted to North Texas State Hospital, according to Dallas County jail records.

LOOK: 12 Unsolved Homicides by the Texas Rangers

The Texas Rangers currently have 12 homicides that have gone cold and have not been solved or the suspect apprehended. These cases stem back to 1978.

If you have any information regarding any of the homicides below you are encouraged to call Texas Crimestoppers at 1-800-252-TIPS (8477) or you can submit a tip online here.

Gallery Credit: Lori Crofford/TSM Amarillo

Wild, Weird, & Outright Odd Crimes of the Texas Panhandle in 2022

There's some strange things that happen here in the Texas Panhandle. And we do mean strange.

If you need a few examples....keep scrollin' to see some of the wild, weird, and flat out odd things that our local hellions have gotten themselves into this far.

Gallery Credit: Sarah Clark


More From Awesome 98