An affidavit filed in Bolivar, Tenn., says that Teresa Mayes of Guntown, Miss., told authorities she was there April 27 when her husband, 35-year-old Adam Mayes, killed Jo Ann Bain and her 14-year-old daughter, Adrienne, in a garage at their Whiteville, Tenn., home.
Teresa Mayes told officials the motive was to kidnap Bain’s two younger daughters, 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah.
A call seeking comment from Teresa Mayes’ attorney wasn’t immediately returned.
The wife was charged a day earlier with especially aggravated kidnapping. She said she drove her husband, the girls and the two bodies from southwest Tennessee to Guntown and saw him dig a hole in the yard.
The bodies of Jo Ann and Alexandria Bain were found buried at that property a week later.
An intense manhunt continues for Adam Mayes and the two girls.