Cortney Naisbitt. 16-year-old Cortney Naisbitt came to the store to thank Stanley Walker for helping him with something. Carol Naisbitt soon came to the store looking for her son. A few minutes later, Orren Walker arrived, looking for his son Stanley, because he was very late getting home.
The hostages. Selby and Andrews brought all of the hostages down to the basement and tied them up. Michelle Ansley, frightened, began to cry and plead for her life.
The cocktail. Selby and Andrews forced the hostages to move into the sitting position. They forced the hostages to drink a liquid that they claimed was vodka mixed with sleeping pills. It was industrial drain cleaner; sodium hydroxide. The hostages began to convulse as their throats burned and their lips blistered.