Friday, December 13 2013 12:02 AM EST2013-12-13 05:02:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - One person is dead after a CSX train accident in Haywood County, according to Brownsville police. Tennessee Highway Patrol is working the accident at Shaw Chapel Road. Stay with WMCTV.COMMore >>
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Thursday, December 12 2013 11:56 PM EST2013-12-13 04:56:29 GMT
Will Furlong doesn't meet many strangers."I go to Walmart, and he high five's people, they say 'hey Will.' I don't even know who they are," says Will's Dad Morgan. So when he saw the chance to get upMore >>
Will Furlong doesn't meet many strangers. So when he saw the chance to get up close and personal with his favorite Grizzlies star, he took it.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:40 PM EST2013-12-13 04:40:32 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Two inmates attacked a Shelby County Corrections Deputy Thursday leaving him with a broken nose and a deep cut on his head. Deputy Stanley Jones remains in the hospital but is stable. MedicalMore >>
Two inmates attacked a Shelby County Corrections Deputy Thursday leaving him with a broken nose and a deep cut on his head.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 11:15 PM EST2013-12-13 04:15:16 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Officials removed one of 52 so-called unsafe bus companies from the road in Memphis after a nationwide sting. The buses in GWC Enterprises' parking lot on Crump Road are curbed Thursday followingMore >>
Officials removed one of 52 so-called unsafe bus companies from the road in Memphis after a nationwide sting.More >>
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HARDEMAN COUNTY, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Teresa Mayes' testimony was read by a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agent in a Hardeman County courtroom.
In the testimony, it was revealed that Adam Mayes had been planning the kidnapping of the Bain sisters for more than one year. That is according to his wife, Theresa.
Her testimony also said that Adam was in love with Alexandria Bain, the 12-year-old sister who survived the ordeal. Teresa claimed he called her his "new love". She said he was planning to move to Arizona because he said he could not live without her.
In her statement, Theresa said she and Adam originally planned to kidnap the girls from the bus stop two days earlier, but showed up late and failed.
She hid the Mayes' Durango at the Bain house for two days eating pickles and warm soda while her husband waited for an opportunity.
"Thursday night, Adam poisoned Gary using Visine, Lexorall, Darvocet, Demerol in a Tequila sunrise. Jo Ann was supposed to drink one as well, but she went to sleep beforehand so Adam gave Gary the drink intended for Jo Ann," the testimony read.
Teresa claims Adam then hit Jo Ann Bain with a two by four.
"He said this didn't phase her. Adam said she fought while he was strangling her with a rope with PVC at the ends," said Teresa Mayes' testimony.
The testimony also revealed that Adam Mayes smothered Adrienne, but that was all he shared with his wife.
Teresa said Jo Ann and 14-year-old Adrienne Bain were killed at the home. She also said that the girls were on their property the first time investigators came to their door.
"The deputy told us about the girls and Jo Ann, but my name was never brought up, but Adam's name was brought up," said Teresa's testimony. "Adam said he didn't know where the girls were. And Adam elbowed me when the deputy turned his head. And I said, 'Oh my god,' and went back into the house. I checked myself into behavioral about an hour later. Adam and I fought about this and Mary took my side in the argument. I think the kids were on the camera in the yard at the time."
The judge decided to turn Teresa Mayes' case over to the grand jury.
She is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.
The judge also turned Mary Mayes' case over to the grand jury.
Mary's defense attorney, Terry Dycus, says his client did not assist in a kidnapping.
"Our client all along has said that she didn't know that they were kidnapped," said Dycus.
He also said he is concerned about hearsay evidence, which lead him to a previous Action News 5 report and jailhouse letters sent to Teresa's sister, Bobbi Lee Booth.
"My client says she's never sent any letters to her, that she's very limited in her resources. She doesn't have any stamps and wouldn't have wasted a stamp on a letter to Bobbi Lee Booth," said Dycus.
Mary is charged with two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping.
It was April 27 when Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters went missing. On May 5, the media learned that two bodies were found in a shallow grave behind Adam Mayes' home. That same day, an Amber Alert was issued for the missing Bain girls.
Two days later, the bodies found at the Mayes home were identified as being Jo Ann Bain and her oldest daughter, Adrienne. The next day Adam's wife, Teresa, and his mother, Mary, were charged in connection to the crimes.
The two girls were found May 10 when a wildlife resource officer came upon them in the woods just miles from where Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain's bodies were found.
Thursday, December 12 2013 6:29 PM EST2013-12-12 23:29:58 GMT
(WMC-TV) – The Action News 5 newsroom has just learned that longtime Memphis radio deejay Captain Curtis Lee has died. We understand he passed on Wednesday. Action News 5 is working on getting more informationMore >>
The Action News 5 newsroom has just learned that longtime Memphis radio deejay Captain Curtis Lee has died.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:27 PM EST2013-12-12 04:27:21 GMT
The hype of the Auburn Tiger's SEC win has not died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.In Fayetteville GA, Robert Fulton is celebrating the Tiger's big SEC win by displayingMore >>
The hype of the Auburn Tigers' SEC win hasn't died down and one Auburn fan is celebrating the big win in a unique way.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 11:31 PM EST2013-12-12 04:31:23 GMT
A 5-year-old is making waves on the Internet, thanks to some signing she did for her deaf parents. A video posted by the mother of Claire Koch has had more than 70,000 views in two days. It shows ClaireMore >>
A video posted by the mother of Claire Koch has had more than 70,000 views in two days.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 6:03 PM EST2013-12-11 23:03:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A young girl took the witness stand Wednesday to testify against her own mother in a child abuse case. Prosecutors say the little girl was beaten for anything and everything, especially as sheMore >>
A young girl took the witness stand Wednesday to testify against her own mother in a child abuse case.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:18 AM EST2013-12-12 10:18:49 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man already accused of attacking a popular crossing guard is back in jail. Donell Johnson, 20, is all smiles in this mug shot, but he is facing more time after his second arrest onMore >>
A Memphis man already accused of attacking a popular crossing guard is back in jail.More >>
Wednesday, December 11 2013 7:19 PM EST2013-12-12 00:19:40 GMT
After University of Alabama kicker Cade Foster missed two field goals and one was blocked in the Iron Bowl he received threatening messages on social media. Foster's teammates and many Alabama studentsMore >>
Former President George W. Bush sent an encouraging letter to University of Alabama kicker Cade Foster who received backlash and threats after the Iron Bowl.More >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial told a local newspaper that he was hallucinating and hearing voices.More >>
The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world...More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 5:40 AM EST2013-12-12 10:40:23 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A Memphis man arrested on child abuse charges claims the 2-year-old victim got hurt when he was dancing with her. Stacey Liddell, 35, is charged with Haley's Law Aggravated Child Abuse andMore >>
A Memphis couple is on trial for punishing a little girl. Officers say they beat her with paddles.More >>
Thursday, December 12 2013 10:53 AM EST2013-12-12 15:53:27 GMT
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial has told The Associated Press that he has schizophrenia, had visions of angels comingMore >>
The man accused of faking sign interpretation next to world leaders at Nelson Mandela's memorial has told The Associated Press that he has schizophrenia, had visions of angels coming into the stadium and was trying not to panic because there were "armed policemen around me." Thamsanqa Jantjie also said he has been violent in the past.