Ala. Gov. Robert Bentley colors with 6-year-old Ethan in a visit to the governor's office on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.
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February 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.
Birthday cards for Ethan have been arriving at the town hall in Napier Field, Ala., where he lives.
Joe Songer /AL.COM /Landov
February 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.
Law enforcement officials, including some from the FBI, near the scene of the hostage situation in Midland City, Ala., on Friday.
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February 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.
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