Parents of ‘Balloon Boy’ to Plead Guilty

Lawyer says Richard and Mayumi Heene expected to get probation.

Last Updated: November 12, 2009 @ 6:55 AM

The parents of a 6-year-old Coloradan who became known as "balloon boy" will plead guilty at a court hearing on Friday, their lawyer said in a statement on Thursday.

Mayumi Heene will plead guilty to false reporting to authorities, a class 3 misdemeanor, with a stipulated sentence of probation, according to a statement from Killmer, Lane and Newman, attorneys of law.

Richard Heene will plead guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a class 4 felony. The prosecutor has stipulated to a sentence of probation, the office said in a statement.

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