DUNCAN, Okla. – A brother whose sister is accused of having an incestuous marriage with her mother is speaking out on the bizarre story.
Patricia Spann, 43, and Misty Spann, 25, were married in March 2016 in Comanche County, court records show.
Police say Patricia is Misty’s biological mother.
Investigators with the Department of Human Services discovered the illegal relationship in August while investigating the children who were inside the Spanns’ home.
Patricia Spann lost custody of Misty and two other children when they were young. They were then adopted by their grandmother.
Patricia and Misty reunited two years ago and “they hit it off,” an arrest affidavit states.
Patricia told officials she didn’t think she was breaking any laws by marrying Misty because her name is no longer listed on her daughter’s birth certificate.
The two women were arrested and booked into the Stephens County Jail on incest charges.
In Oklahoma, incest is a felony, and if convicted, is punishable up to 10 years in prison.
Court records show this isn’t the first time Patricia has married one of her own children.
She also married one of her sons in 2008.
However, court records show that marriage was annulled in March 2010.
Misty’s brother, Cody Spann, told KSWO his siblings are victims of manipulation at the hands of a predator.
“I think she’s worthless she put my sister into this. She forced my sister into this, there’s a lot of people that know it,” Cody Spann told the local news station. “For you to want to put your own daughter through this, 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.”
Patricia reportedly told investigators that the relationship with her son was not sexual and that she only married him to prevent him from being deployed with the military.
She also told investigators that she married her daughter in hopes of adopting a child, KSWO reports.