Increased Charges for Mary Mayes

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The mother of a man who authorities say abducted two young girls after killing their mother and oldest
sister has been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping.

Mary Mayes had faced a lesser charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping.

According to court documents, authorities now believe that Mayes confined 12-year-old Alexandria Bain and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain after her son and daughter-in-law took them from their Tennessee
home to Mississippi.

In court Tuesday, Mayes' attorney said he did not know specifically what his client is accused of but he speculated that prosecutors might believe she restrained the girls in some way.

Adam Mayes shot himself as authorities closed in on his hiding place in north Mississippi. The girls were hungry and dehydrated but otherwise all right.

Mayes' bond was increased from $300,000 to $500,000. Her preliminary hearing and that of her daughter-in-law, Teresa Mayes, was rescheduled for June 19 pending psychological evaluations of
the two women.


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  • by Bob Location: Meridian on May 23, 2012 at 01:07 PM
    If my son had told me he needed help after murdering someone, I would have helped him. I would die for my kid.
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      by Anonymous on May 24, 2012 at 05:53 AM in reply to Bob
      I would die for mine too, but her so called son said he believed these children were his children which would make them her grand children. Would you confine your grand children and not give them food or water?
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        by Bob on May 24, 2012 at 08:35 AM in reply to
        The woman he killed wasn't had three kids and she honestly didn't know who the father of any her kids were. So, yes I would protect my son with all of my heart and soul.
  • by Anonymous on May 23, 2012 at 04:47 AM
    If she is guilty, she should be killed in a very torturous way immediately. I don't want my tax dollars spent to support this sorry piece of garbage. I agree with George Benton, she looks evil.
  • by George benton Location: Meridian ms on May 22, 2012 at 08:49 PM
    Shes about as wicked looking as that son of hers was. Reminds me of the people on that movie called Deliverance Very weird looking indeed. Maybe she will rot in prison for what she put those poor kids thru. They didn't whip her with an ugly stick they clubed her ___
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