Jimmy Lee Dykes
Feb 14, 2013 — Jennifer Kirkland tells Dr. Phil McGraw she forgave Jimmy Lee Dykes at the beginning of the ordeal, because if she was filled with hatred, she couldn't have coped with the frightening hostage situation involving her kindergarten son, Ethan.
Feb 6, 2013 — The little boy survived being held by a killer for nearly a week in an underground bunker. He's said to be acting "like a normal kid" now, and like most children he's likely to be resilient. But experts say he's likely to remember his ordeal for the rest of his life.
Feb 5, 2013 — According to news reports, rescuers were able to insert a camera into the underground bunker where gunman Jimmy Lee Dykes held a boy for nearly a week. When they feared he might hurt little Ethan, authorities distracted Dykes with an explosion. Then they shot and killed Dykes. Ethan is safe.
Feb 1, 2013 — A 5-year-old boy has been held captive in an underground bunker since Tuesday. Authorities continue to negotiate with his captor. The child's bus driver was killed before the kidnapping. His sister says Charles Poland, "would have done anything to protect those kids."
Jan 31, 2013 — Since Tuesday, police have been trying to convince a man to release the 5-year-old boy they say he snatched from a school bus after killing the driver.