In a bizarre incident in Oklahoma, a 26-year-old woman is said to have married her biological mother in 2016. Misty Velvet Dawn Spann of Duncan, Oklahoma, married her mother, 44-year-old Patricia Ann Spann after the two were united in 2014. Incidentally Patricia lost the custody of her daughter and two sons when they were children, according to reports.
Incidentally, this is not the first time that the mother has been charged of marrying her own children. She had married her biological son in 2008. However, it was annulled in 2010 after the son alleged that it was incestuous.
What led to the discovery of the relationship between Patricia and Ann was rather accidental. The mother and daughter were attempting to adopt a child that had already guardianship of. They believed that their marriage would speed up the process. An Oklahoma Department of Human Services child welfare investigator gathered information that led her to believe that the relationship between the two was incestuous.
Speaking to the media a police official said, "Misty and Patricia told me they got married to basically defraud the state in order to receive more benefits under health care. That sort of thing."
After the incident was unravelled, the Stephens County District Court sentenced Misty Spann to 10 years probation. She was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday to appear in court for a bench trial but admitted to marrying her mother. Like her daughter Patricia also faces charges of incest. She was identified as Patricia Ann Clayton on their marriage license application.
The marriage was annulled on October 12 after Mistry filed an annulment “by reason of illegality and fraud". She further said that her mother told her she had received legal advice indicating that their marriage was legal because Patricia's name was no longer on Misty's birth certificate.
Incest in Oklahoma is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison. While Misty pleaded guilty to incest charges on Tuesday, her mother Patricia pleaded not guilty. The latter is scheduled to appear in court on January.