(WMC-TV) – The two women charged in connection with the kidnapping and murder of Jo Ann Bain and her daughters appeared in court Tuesday.
Adam Mayes, the primary suspect in the crimes, is dead. His mother and wife are alive and now have to answer for their alleged roles in his plan.
In court Tuesday, we learned that Mary Frances Mayes, Adam's mother, now faces charges of especially aggravated kidnapping. She was originally charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated kidnapping. Her bond is now at $500,000.
Teresa Mayes, Adam's widow, is charged with two counts of murder, as well as especially aggravated kidnapping.
Jo Ann Bain and her daughter Adrienne were killed as part of Mayes' plan to kidnap the two younger Bain girls, Alexandria and Kyliyah.
"One of the things that the state will have to establish is venue. She's [Mary] charged with conspiracy so they'll have to show an overt act that was committed by my client in furtherance of the charge of especially aggravated kidnapping," explained Mary Frances Mayes' Defense Attorney, Terry Dycus.
Action News 5's Justin Hansen is in the courtroom. Stay tuned to WMCTV.COM for updates.