Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Worldwide | By Sean Reid

Oklahoma Daughter Sentenced After Admitting to Marrying Her Mom

Oklahoma Daughter Sentenced After Admitting to Marrying Her Mom

In the US state of Oklahoma, a local resident was sentenced to 10 years in prison for marriage with their own biological mother, reports the Tulsa World.

Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 26, was scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday for a bench trial but ended up pleading guilty and admitting to marrying her mother, 44-year-old Patricia Ann Spann, the Tulsa World reports.

In Oklahoma, incest is a felony crime punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Patricia and Misty were both arrested on September 12, 2016, after authorities discovered that the two were legally married.

The marriage, however, was later annulled on 12 October, 2017, according to Stephens County court records, with Misty Spann filing for the annulment "by reason of illegality and fraud".

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

Patricia allegedly told authorities she was reunited with Misty in 2014 after losing custody and the two "hit it off", Tulsa World reported. In fact, they "hit it off" so well that they married each other.

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Authorities learned about the incestuous relationship after a child welfare investigation, The Associated Press reported citing a police affidavit.

Mom has pleaded not guilty - but it isn't her first time at the incest rodeo.

In addition to spending 10 years on probation, the judge also ordered her to undergo counseling and pay various court fees.

Misty and Jody's brother Cody Spann told KSWO that his mother manipulated both his sister and brother into marriage. "She forced my sister into this, there's a lot of people that know it", he said.

Under Oklahoma law, it's illegal to marry a close relative even if the relationship isn't sexual.

There's a scientific explanation for why couples like Patricia and Misty Spann get together, despite being related as mother and daughter. She never acted on her feelings.

Experts believe that this effect evolved to prevent inbreeding.

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