Two Mississippi Sisters Safe After Slayings of Mother and Sister


The two young sisters abducted from their Tennessee home were found alive two weeks after they were kidnapped. Their kidnapper had already killed their mother and sister. 12-year-old Alexandria and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain went home alive, but very tired, scared and itchy from poison ivy. They told the officers who found them that they had not had food or water for three days.

The kidnapper, Mayes claimed to be the girls’ father. He had previously been close to the family. Authorities said Mayes killed Jo Ann Bain and 14-year-old Adrienne on April 27 in their home in Whiteville, Tenn.

Mayes’ wife, Teresa Mayes, is charged with murder in the killings. She told investigators she saw her husband kill the mother and oldest girl, then drove him, the younger children and the bodies to Mississippi. Mayes’ wife, Teresa, also told authorities he killed the mother and older child so he could abduct the other two children. His mother, Mary Mayes, also is charged in the kidnapping but maintains she is not guilty.

Adam Mayes was hiding out with the girls in the woods only a few miles from his home in Mississippi. An officer combing through the area spotted Alexandria Bain face down on the ground about 100 yards behind a church. They also saw the younger girl and Mayes on the ground. Officers yelled for Mayes to show his hands, but he pulled a gun from his waistband and shot himself in the head.

The girls were released from a hospital and reunited with relatives in Tennessee. Family spokesman David Livingston said their father, Gary Bain, was thrilled to have them back, but “you can understand that he is extremely distraught over the loss of his wife and daughter.”

Adam Mayes was previously investigated after a relative claimed that he had child pornography and that she saw him nude while he was shaving the legs of a nude 7-year-old girl, but Mayes was never charged.

Speaking Friday on NBC’s “Today” show, Tate said her daughter would have helped Adam Mayes only because he was a “control freak” who made his wife cut all ties with her family.

“I’m scared about what will happen to my daughter, that she will have to take the brunt of the punishment,” Tate said. “If she participated in any way, it was because she was too scared to stand up to Adam or she was brainwashed.

This is Domestic violence at its worst, in my opinion.  Sounds like this creep kidnapped the girls because he was a pedophile and had his wife under his complete control to help him do it.  She was likely in great fear, not knowing what he’d do to her if she didn’t help him.  But if she is guilty for other reasons, then I hope she gets what she deserves.  If she is a victim herself, along with his mother, then I pray God has mercy on them.

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I am a mother of eight wonderful children and three grandkids, who I am very proud of. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. My ministry is geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community, and that I have been called to the homeland mission field of North America. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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