Tuesday 20 August 2019

Woman avoids 10 years in jail for marrying her mother after they 'hit it off'

Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 25, hadn't seen mother Patricia Spann, 43, since she lost custody of her when she was a child

Misty Velvet Dawn Spann was given probation of 10 years after she pled guilty to incest
Misty Velvet Dawn Spann was given probation of 10 years after she pled guilty to incest

Jeff Farrell

A woman who reportedly married her estranged mother after the pair later “hit it off” when they got back in contact has avoided a potential 10-year jail sentence.

Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 25, hadn’t seen mother Patricia Spann, 43, since her childhood, when Patricia lost custody of her and two other siblings who were put up for adoption, court records show.

But Misty, from Duncan, Oklahoma, reconnected with Patricia three years ago and the pair apparently bonded before joining together in a same sex-union last September, CBS reported.

Social services officials later discovered the incestuous relationship between the mother and daughter – which is illegal – and the pair were arrested and taken into custody.

It came after Patricia had also married Misty’s brother – who was not named – in 2008. It was annulled two years later.

Misty’s brother Cody – who is not identified as the brother who married Patricia – has blamed their mother over her relationship with Misty.

"I think she's worthless she put my sister into this,” Misty’s brother Cody Spann last month told Oklahoma TV channel News9. “She forced my sister into this, there's a lot of people that know it."

“For you to want to put your own daughter through this,” he added, “what kind of person are you? If that's what you want that's on you, but none of us kids want that, and now you got my sister behind bars because of your choices, why don't you let that sit on you as a mom.”

Misty was due to have a jury trial in Stephens County district court in Oklahoma but it was called off after she pleaded guilty, according to a report by Tulsa World.

District Judge Ken Graham gave her a 10-year probation and she faces a jail term if she violates the terms of her release.

Her mother Patricia will be sentenced over the same charge in January and faces a decade in prison.  She has been held in custody on remand on a bond of $10,000.

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