Woman who married her son arrested for also marrying daughter (PHOTOS)

A woman and her daughter are facing incest charges after authorities learned the pair were legally married in Oklahoma this year, and that the mother had married her son a few years earlier.

Photo credit: FacebookNeither woman had an attorney listed in court documents. No publicly listed phone numbercould be found for their home in Duncan, about 80 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.The motivation behind the March marriage was unclear Wednesday, when 43-year-old Patricia Ann Spann and her daughter, 25-year-old Misty Velvet DawnSpann, made initialappearances in Stephens County district court. Under Oklahoma law, marrying a close relativeis considered incest whether or not a sexual relationship exists.

Photo credit: FacebookAccording to a police affidavit, officers learned about the marriage latelast month amid a child welfare investigation. Patricia Spann told a state child services investigator she’d lost custody of three children, who were adopted by their paternal grandmother, but reunited with her daughter two years ago. She said she thought a marriage was OK because her name wasn’t on her daughter’s birth certificate, the affidavit states.

Detectives later learned she married her son in 2008. He filed for an annulment 15 months later citing “incest,” stating he was married to his birth mother, according to the affidavit.

Police didn’t return a message seeking investigation details following the women’s court appearance. Both women were being held on $10,000 bonds.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s