Mother of Toddler Held Hostage Had ‘Compassion’ for Her Captor

Alicia Keating, the mother of a 2-year-old that was taken hostage in Walmart, says she hasn’t stop thinking about the standoff that turned deadly, but has “compassion” for the man that held her daughter at knife-point and prays the “Lord would show him mercy.”

It was a little more than two weeks ago during a routine day of shopping at a Midwest City, Okla., Walmart that Keating’s daughter Zoey was snatched from her shopping cart by Sammie Wallace. Surveillance cameras were rolling June 17 when police shot and killed Wallace at point-blank range to end the standoff.