Adam Mayes, a Mississippi man who committed suicide while on the run from a kidnapping and double-homicide, was infatuated with one of the young girls he abducted, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

The revelation was made Monday during a preliminary hearing in West Tennessee for Adam Mayes' wife, Teresa Mayes, who is charged with two counts of first degree murder and two counts of especially aggravated kidnapping. She has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

During the proceeding, held at Hardeman County General Sessions Court, TBI special agent Valerie Troutt read from a statement that was allegedly given to the TBI by Teresa Mayes. In the statement, Mayes said her husband had described 12-year-old Alexandria Bain as "his new love" and said he and the girl were going to be together.

On April 27, Adam Mayes, 35, abducted Bain and her 8-year-old sister, Kyliyah, from their home. According to police, while at the house Mayes also killed Alexandria Bain’s older sister, 14-year-old Adrienne, and the girls' mother, Jo Ann.

In the statement read by Troutt, Teresa Mayes said her husband struck Jo Ann Bain with a blunt object and strangled her to death with a rope. He then smothered Adrienne Bain. During the commission of the murders, Teresa Mayes drove around with Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain, according to the statement.

"Kyliyah was crying and Alex was telling Kyliyah to calm down, that she was gonna be Kyliyah's new mom and that Adam was gonna be Kyliyah’s new dad," the statement said.

When Adam Mayes joined the trio, they allegedly drove to Guntown, Miss., together with the two bodies. Mayes initial plan, according to his wife's statement, was to give the girls new identities.

"Adam mentioned that he had different dates of birth and different Social Security numbers because he said he was gonna change their identities," Teresa Mayes said in the statement.

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  • Jo Ann Bain and daughters

    Jo Ann Bain (upper left) and her three daughters were abducted in Tennessee on April 27. The bodies of Bain and her oldest daughter were found more than a week later in Mississippi behind the home of their family friend and suspected kidnapper Adam Mayes. Police and the FBI are searching for Kyliyah (lower right), 8, and Alexandria, 12.

  • Adam Mayes

    Adam Mayes is wanted in connection with the disappearance of Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters who were abducted in Tennessee and seen last in Mississippi. The bodies of Bain and her oldest daughter Adrienne, 14, were found behind Mayes' home in Mississippi.

  • Adam Mayes Found Dead

    Adam Mayes was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on Thursday night.

  • Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain Rescued

    Missing girls Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain were rescued alive on Thursday night.

  • Adam Mayes' Home

    Adam Mayes' home in Alpine, Miss., where the bodies of Jo Ann Bain and her daughter, Adrienne, were found earlier this week.

  • Mary Mayes and Teresa Mayes

    Police arrested Mary Mayes (left), the mother of wanted kidnapping suspect Adam Mayes, and his wife Teresa Mayes on May 8. They're accused of charges related to the murder of Jo Ann Bain and her daughter Adrienne and the abduction of Bain's two other daughters Alexandria and Kyliyah Bain.

  • Jo Ann Bain

    Jo Ann Bain, 31, was abducted shortly before she and her family were scheduled to move from Tennessee to Arizona.

  • Alexandria Bain

  • Adrienne Bain

  • Kyliyah Bain

  • Adam Mayes

    This undated photo provided by the Hardeman County (Miss.) Sheriff's Department shows Adam Mayes. Warrants for kidnapping are being issued for Mayes, who is considered "armed and extremely dangerous," an official said in a news release May 5, 2012. Mayes is wanted in connection with the disappearance of Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters, who were abducted in Tennessee and last seen in Mississippi. (AP Photo/Hardeman County (Miss) Sheriff's Department)

  • DeSoto County SWAT team members get their equipment organized at a staging area in the parking lot of East Union High School in Blue Springs, Miss. on Sunday May 6, 2012. A man-hunt involving multiple federal, state and local law enforcement agencies is active in Union County as they search for Adam Mayes. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal)

  • U.S. Marshalls walk around a wooded area behind the home rented to Adam Mayes near Guntown, Miss. on Sunday May 6, 2012. Authorities believe that Mayes abducted Jo Ann Bain and her three daughters. The bodies of two people were discovered buried on the property early Saturday morning during the search for a missing Tennessee woman and her three children. (AP Photo/The Commercial Appeal, Mike Brown)

  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents inspect the home and garage of a woman and her three young daughters who authorities say were abducted near Whiteville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 6, 2012. The FBI has said two bodies were found at a home connected to Adam Mayes in Mississippi, but agents have released few other details. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents inspect the home and garage of a woman and her three young daughters who authorities say were abducted near Whiteville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 6, 2012. The FBI has said two bodies were found at a home connected to Adam Mayes in Mississippi, but agents have released few other details. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

  • Six-year-old Eli Downen, left, and 5-year-old Brayden Waller write notes to a kidnapped Tennessee mother and her three daughters before a prayer vigil on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in Bolivar, Tenn. The mother, Jo Ann Bain, and her oldest daughter were found dead in a home in Mississippi. Authorities say her two youngest daughters may still be with a man who abducted them. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

  • Hundreds of adults, teens and children attend a prayer vigil at Bolivar Dixie Youth Park, where missing sisters, Alexandra Bain, 12, and Kyliyah Bain, 8, used to play softball in Bolivar, Tenn., Tuesday, May, 8, 2012. Mourners sang songs and bowed their heads in prayer as they held red, yellow, orange and purple balloons during the ceremony, as the hunt continued for a Mississippi man suspected of killing the sisters' mother, Jo Ann Bain, 31, and older sister, Adrienne Bain, 14, before fleeing with the two younger girls. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

Adam Mayes was, according to his wife, proud of what he had done.

"He mentioned that he was smarter than most criminals and would flee to Mexico without being caught," the statement said.

Adam Mayes took the bodies of the two women to his mother's home near Guntown and buried them in the backyard. He then took Alexandria and Kyliyah into a heavily wooded area nearby, police said.

The trio hid in the woods until May 10, when Mayes shot himself in the head as SWAT team members closed in on him. The two girls were found unharmed.

Teresa Mayes said that she believed the killing and kidnapping spree was triggered by Mayes' feelings for Alexandria Bain.

"I saw Adam kiss Alex on the lips and she would change clothes in front of him," she said. "It upset me but there wasn't anything I could do about it ... Adam said he couldn’t live without her and that is why Adam initiated this plan."

TBI special agent Cathy Ferguson spoke at the hearing and addressed claims that Adam Mayes thought one of the girls he had kidnapped belonged to him.

"We found no evidence to suggest that Adam was the father of any of the children," Ferguson said.

At the conclusion of the hearing, Hardeman County General Sessions Judge Chip Cary found there was enough evidence to send the case to the grand jury.

Adam Mayes' mother, Mary Frances Mayes, also appeared in court Monday on a charge of especially aggravated kidnapping. She has pleaded guilty to the charge. Like her daughter-in-law, her case was also sent to the grand jury for consideration.

The grand jury is scheduled to hear both cases on Jan. 10, 2013.

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