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Bain sisters could be called to testify in Mayes' trials

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Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain were killed in May 2012 Jo Ann and Adrienne Bain were killed in May 2012
After their mother and sister were murdered, Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain were kidnapped.  They were later found alive. After their mother and sister were murdered, Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain were kidnapped. They were later found alive.

(WMC-TV) - The wife and mother of an accused murderer were officially indicted on charges connecting them to his series of crimes.

Teresa and Mary Mayes are charged in connection with the May 2012 kidnapping of the Bain sisters and the murder of their mother, Jo Ann Bain, and their older sister, Adrienne.

Adam Mayes, the man investigators say orchestrated the plan, is dead. His body was donated to science.

The indictments against the two women were unsealed for the first time Thursday morning in a Hardeman County courtroom.

Mary Mayes is accused of participating in the kidnapping scheme, while Teresa Mayes is accused of participating in the kidnapping and murders.

The indictment documents reveal a list of 173 potential witnesses who could be called to testify at trial. The list includes 48 different TBI agents and 23 different Mississippi fish and wildlife officers.

Also on the list is Hardeman County Sheriff John Doolan, Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards, Medical Examiner Karen Chancellor, Adam Mayes' neighbor "Hollywood" Ronnie Rich, Teresa Mayes' sister Bobbi Booth, Jo Ann Bain's husband Gary, and their two daughters, Alexandria and Kyliyah.

Prosecutors declined to comment on the case Thursday.

The trial is scheduled to begin May 16, 2013.

Mary and Teresa Mayes were both assigned court-appointed attorneys.

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