Woman, 26, pleads guilty to incest for marrying her biological mother
- Author: Adam Floyd Nov 11, 2017,
Nov 11, 2017, 0:23
This week, Misty pleaded guilty to incest and received a 10-year deferred sentence.
Authorities learned of the illegal relationship between mother and daughter after a child welfare investigator who visited the family on an unrelated case reported them to police, the Duncan Police Department said in September 2016.
Misty Spann married her biological mother Patricia Ann Spann, 44, in March 2016.
Her mom told authorities that the pair reconnected in 2014 and "hit it off".
Patricia says she actually did the research herself, and thought that it would be OK since she no longer has the same name as what was printed on Misty's birth certificate.
Prosecutors said Patricia Spann also married one of her sons in 2008.
"She tried to tell me that my grandmother tricked her into signing the adoption papers, you can't trick someone into signing the papers, she couldn't take care of us", Cody told KSWO.More news: Saudi Arabia intercepts missile targeting Riyadh airport
This is not the first time she has married one of her children, officials said.
In her request for the annulment, Misty Spann complained her mother claimed to have "consulted with three separate attorneys who advised there would be no problem with the marriage".
Incest in Oklahoma is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
Patricia has pleaded not guilty to the charge, but has not yet appeared in court yet. The blood relatives somehow married in Comanche County.
Misty Spann and Patricia Spann were both charged with incest. She reportedly said her mother assured her she had received legal advice that indicated it was not a crime for them to Wednesday. "That sort of thing", Detective Justin Smith told KOCO 5.
The mother and daughter were attempting to adopt a child that they had guardianship over and believed their marriage would speed the process, Fox News reported.
Stephens County court records show that the mother-daughter marriage was annulled October 12, six weeks after Misty Spann filed a petition asking for an annulment "by reason of illegality and fraud".