Oklahoma woman sentenced for incest in marriage to biological mother – who was also married to her son

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A Duncan woman who married her biological mother last year received a 10-year deferred sentence Tuesday after pleading guilty in Stephens County to committing incest.

Court records indicate that Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 26, was set for a bench trial Tuesday but instead pleaded guilty to illegally marrying 44-year-old Patricia Ann Spann, who is identified as Patricia Ann Clayton on their marriage license application, filed in March 2016 in Comanche County.

Patricia Span also was once married to her biological son.

District Judge Ken Graham gave Misty Spann a deferred sentence of 10 years, at least two of which must be under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, court minutes show.

Patricia Spann, who is also charged with incest, is to appear in court in January.

Incest in Oklahoma is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Authorities say a state Department of Human Services child welfare investigator discovered information during an inquiry that led her to believe that Misty and Patricia Spann were involved in an incestuous relationship.

Patricia Spann told the investigator that she lost custody of Misty Spann and her other two children when they were children but reconnected with them in 2014. The mother reportedly told authorities that she and Misty “hit it off.”

The document indicates that Patricia Spann “had looked into” marrying her daughter and determined that she could because her name no longer appeared on Misty Spann’s birth certificate.

The DHS worker said Patricia Spann never reported that she had married her biological son in Comanche County in 2008. That marriage was annulled in 2010 after the son described it as incestuous.

Stephens County court records show that the mother-daughter marriage was annulled Oct. 12, six weeks after Misty Spann filed for an annulment “by reason of illegality and fraud.” She said her mother told her she had received legal advice indicating that their marriage was legal.


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