Sheriff Releases Balloon Boy Search Warrant Affidavit
The Sheriff of Larimer County, CO has released the search warrant documents in the Balloon Boy case, including the Affidavit for the Warrant and the return showing what was seized, to the public. No charges have yet been filed in the case.
The documents are available here. According to the Affidavit, Mrs. Heene told authorities on Oct. 17th that the incident was a hoax that she and her husband devised two weeks earlier; they told the kids to lie; they knew 6 year old Falcon was hiding in the house; and they did it to make the family more marketable.
Mr. Heene's attorney, David Lane, responds: [More...]
"Her English is not that great, first of all," Lane said, adding that he doesn't know the circumstances under which she was questioned.
Lane said that the sheriff separated the Heenes and would not let them talk to each other. "That is going to be the subject matter of some scrutiny," Lane said. "Was she under arrest? Was she not under arrest? Was she free to leave?" Lane added that Richard Heene has never admitted anything about a hoax.
Why is the Sheriff releasing these documents now? Could he do any more to prejudice a future jury pool?
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