The widow and mother of a Mississippi man accused in a Tennessee murder-kidnapping have been arraigned in Bolivar.
Indictments were unsealed Thursday afternoon, charging Teresa Mayes, the wife of Adam Mayes, with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.
Mary Frances Mayes, Adam's mother, was indicted on two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.
Hardeman County Circuit Court Judge Weber McGraw quickly arraigned Mary and Teresa for the kidnapping of Alex and Kyliyah Bain.
Police said Adam Mayes killed Joe Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter in April 2012 before abducting Bain's two younger daughters. They also say his mother and wife helped him commit the crimes.
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