Patricia Spann who is Misty Spann’s mother convinced her daughter that their marriage is legal even though they are biologically related. Patricia Spann and Misty Spann got married on March 26, 2016. Patricia and Misty were arrested and charged with incest six months after they got married. The two woman were arrested in September 2016.
Patricia and Misty’s relationship has drawn controversy from all around the world. The relationship drew a sharp reaction when child welfare investigator found that she and Misty Spann, who was living in Duncan, Oklahoma, may have been having an incestuous relationship.
44-year-old Patricia Spann told the child welfare that she had three children from her first marriage. The affidavit provided states that Patricia had daughter Misty and two sons from her previous marriage who were adopted by their paternal grandmother. Patricia did not have any contact with any of the three kids until last year when Patricia and Misty met each other and decided to get married.
Clarifying her move, Patricia said that she had looked into the law which does not says that marrying to your daughter is illegal because her name is no longer listed on the birth certificate. On investigation, police found that Misty’s grandmother’s name was listed as her birth mother. Apart from this, Patricia Spann also was not using the same last name as her daughter i.e Spann. The woman was identified as Patricia Ann Clayton on the marriage license.
In 2008, she got married to one of her son’s who was just 18 years old that time. Court records show that the 18-year-old son filed for an annulment in March 2010 and listed “incest” as the reason. The judge found that Patricia Spann “induced” her daughter “by fraud to enter the marriage.”
The judgment against Patricia is pending and is scheduled back in court in January.