A mother and daughter are facing incest charges in the state of Oklahoma after authorities learned they were legally married earlier this year.
It is unclear what motivated Patricia Ann Spann, 43, and her daughter, Misty Velvet Dawn Spann, 25, to wed.
Under state law, marriage to a close relative is considered incest, regardless of whether a sexual relationship exists.
Investigators also found Patricia Spann married her son in 2008.who filed for an annulment 15 months later, citing “incest”,
Police discovered the marriages late last month during a child welfare check-up.