Charles Albert Poland

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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 »

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 »

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