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Published: Sat, November 11, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Woman Gets 10 Years' Probation for Marrying Her Biological Mother

Woman Gets 10 Years' Probation for Marrying Her Biological Mother

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

Court records show that Misty was due to sit for a bench trial but instead pleaded guilty.

Two years of Misty's deferred sentence of 10 years must be under the supervision of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, the outlet reports.

Her mother, Patricia Ann Spann, 44, has pleaded not guilty to incest.

She reunited with Misty in 2014 and says the two of them "hit it off" and started talking about adopting a child together.

The marriage was annulled last month after a judge concluded the mother had induced her daughter "by fraud to enter the marriage".

Mother Spann allegedly told cops she didn't think the twosome broke any laws - because she was no longer listed as a parent on Misty's birth certificate.

Patricia Spann told the welfare worker she lost contact with her three kids for years after their paternal grandmother was granted custody, according to court records obtained byThe Lawton Constitution. This marriage was annulled 15 months later because of 'incest'.

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

Misty Spann and Patricia Spann were both charged with incest.

Patricia Spann is set to appear in court in January.

"For you to want to put your own daughter through this, what kind of person are you?" She said her mother told her she had received legal advice indicating their marriage was legal.

Authorities learned of the illegal relationship between mother and daughter after a child welfare investigator who visited the family on an unrelated case reported them to police, the Duncan Police Department said in September 2016. Cody said he, Patricia and his siblings spent some time in Texas where Patricia and Jody became close. "She threatened to poison him".

"My sister was manipulated and scared into this".

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