Balloon Parents Will Plead Guilty

Guilty pleas for Heenes will likely carry sentence of probation
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2009 8:21 AM CST
Balloon Parents Will Plead Guilty
Six-year-old Falcon Heene is shown with his father, Richard, on the day of the hoax.   (AP Photo)

Richard and Mayumi Heene will plead guilty tomorrow for lying to police and rescuers and sending them on a wild balloon chase for their “missing” son Falcon, who they knew was safe at home. Mayumi will cop to false reporting, a misdemeanor, while Richard will plead guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a felony. Both are expected to get off with probation, MSNBC reports. (Read more Richard Heene stories.)

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