INSANE. C’mon leave the kids alone with their parents.
While authorities investigate the family accused of perpetrating the balloon boy hoax to promote a reality show, questions are being raised about whether or not the couple’s three kids should be taken away.
Lee Christian, the lawyer hired by Mayumi Heene to represent her, said neither he nor his client has been contacted by authorities about whether the couple’s children might be taken from them.
However, Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden has said child protective services was contacted to investigate the children’s well-being.
The sheriff’s office said its findings will be forwarded to prosecutors next week to decide if Richard and Mayumi Heene should be charged with falsely reporting that their 6-year-old child had drifted away in a large home-built helium balloon to drum up publicity for a reality TV show.
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Wendy Murphy, a former prosecutor told CBS News Monday that, “all they have to have is evidence of neglect or abuse.”
“And boy, I think they’ve got plenty of that here,” she said.