Governor commutes sentences for parents in ‘balloon boy’ hoax

In 2009, Mayumi and Richard Heene claimed their 6-year-old was inside a gas-powered UFO-shaped balloon when he was actually hiding in the family’s Colorado attic.
0:25 | 12/24/20

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Transcript for Governor commutes sentences for parents in ‘balloon boy’ hoax
Another part of tonight. This one it 2009 case that became known as the balloon boy hoax may umi a Richard Keane. Claimed their six year old son was inside a gas powered UFO shaped balloon that took off from their Colorado home. But all while the child was actually hiding in their attic both parents were convicted and serve jail time for what authorities called a publicity stunt. Tonight the Colorado governor has commuted their sentences.

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