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Mayes' Wife: Kidnapping Planned for Year

By Caitlyn Jones
By cjones@wbbjtv.com

HARDEMAN COUNTY, Tenn. - The wife and mother of Adam Mayes appeared in court Monday for their preliminary hearing after undergoing a mental evaluation the past month.

Adam Mayes is the man accused of killing Joann Bain of Whiteville and her 14-year-old daughter Adrienne, and kidnapping the youngest daughters, Alexandria and Kyliyah

Attorney's discussed in court whether or not Mary Frances Mayes knew there were two bodies buried in her back yard, since her statement revealed she saw Adam digging the night of the kidnapping.

The most shocking details came from Teresa Mayes' statement that said Adam Mayes had been planning this kidnapping for more than a year with the 12 year old Bain daughter Alexandria.

The statement also said Adam was in love with Alexandria and he would kiss her and watch her change clothes. When the kidnapping happened, Alexandria apparently was consoling her younger sister Kyliyah.

"Kyliyah started crying and Alex was telling Kyliyah to calm down. She was going to be Kyliyah's new mom and Adam was gonna be Kyliyah's new dad." said TBI agent Valerie Trout while reading Teresa Mayes' statement.

The charges against Mary Frances Mayes of conspiracy to commit especially aggravated kidnapping were dropped. She remains charged with two counts of aggravated kidnapping. Teresa Mayes is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of aggravated kidnapping.

The charges were bound over to the grand jury.