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Lawyer Blasts Release Of Affidavit In Balloon Case

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A defense lawyer is criticizing the release of a Colorado mother's confession that she and her husband faked a runaway balloon incident involving their six-year-old son.

A published report says Denver attorney David Lane blasted Larimer County officials for releasing documents Friday in the investigation into whether Mayumi and Richard Heene staged a hoax.

He says the papers should have remained sealed until arrests were made.

He accuses the sheriff of trying to further his own agenda and make the process unfair to the Heenes." Lane spoke to The Coloradoan in Fort Collins.

Sheriff Jim Alderden and Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson said releasing such documents is common if there's not an order to seal a document.


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