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Mom of Ex-Hostage, 6: I Forgave Kidnapper

Jimmy Lee Dykes 'took care of Ethan': Jennifer Kirkland

(Newser) - Jennifer Kirkland quickly forgave Jimmy Lee Dykes for taking her child hostage in Alabama for almost a week, she says. Dykes, who cooked for Ethan Gilman and asked authorities to pass him a favorite toy, "took care of Ethan to the best of his abilities," Kirkland told Dr.... More »

FBI Finds Bombs in Hostage Bunker

CBS has details on successful raid

(Newser) - So how did the FBI manage to kill Jimmy Lee Dykes and free his 5-year-old hostage from an underground bunker in Alabama? CBS News provides some details: Authorities waited until Dykes climbed a ladder in his underground bunker to retrieve supplies left by the FBI at the entrance. When Dykes... More »

Cops: Freed Alabama Boy 'Laughing, Playing'

Ethan reunited with mother after bunker ordeal

(Newser) - The 5-year-old Alabama boy freed in a raid that ended in kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes' death has been reunited with his mother after his weeklong ordeal in an underground bunker. Hours after the rescue, Ethan was "laughing, joking, playing, eating—the things that you would expect a normal 5-... More »

Alabama Sheriff: 'I Want to Thank' Hostage-Taker

Alleged kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes is 'taking care of our child'

(Newser) - Looks like police are still playing "good cop" on the sixth day of a hostage standoff in rural Alabama, reports NBC News . "I want to thank him for taking care of our child," said the Dale County sheriff of alleged kidnapper Jimmy Lee Dykes, 65. "That'... More »

Alabama Hostage Standoff Enters Day 5

Police still talking to Jimmy Lee Dykes through pipe in bunker

(Newser) - Day five of the Alabama hostage situation arrives with little news: Police are still talking with 65-year-old Jimmy Lee Dykes through a PVC pipe connected to his underground bunker, and Dykes is still refusing to leave or free the 5-year-old boy he abducted, reports KAIT8.com . About the only tangible... More »

On Day He Died, Bus Driver Tried to Give Suspect Gift

Jimmy Lee Dykes, Charles Albert Poland, Jr., interacted that morning

(Newser) - News about the hostage situation in Alabama is hard to come by, but KAIT-8 has a bizarre update today: The morning Jimmy Lee Dykes allegedly shot and killed bus driver Charles Albert Poland, Jr., and took a little boy on the bus hostage , Poland had tried to give Dykes a... More »

Cops Pass Toys, Meds to 6-Year-Old Alabama Hostage

Suspect Jimmy Lee Dykes dodged court date in another shooting

(Newser) - The man suspected of holding a 6-year-old hostage in his Alabama bunker was due in court yesterday in a separate case: Jimmy Lee Dykes allegedly shot at his neighbors in a December property feud. A standoff between police and Dykes continues, with Dykes reportedly in the bunker with the boy.... More »

Man Shoots School Bus Driver, Takes Child Hostage

Hiding with 6-year-old in bunker he dug

(Newser) - A man in Midland City, Ala., is holding a 6-year-old boy hostage in an underground bunker after shooting a school bus driver dead. The incident started yesterday afternoon when the man boarded the school bus near a church, CNN reports. "He told most of them to get off the... More »

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