'Balloon Boy' Dad Will 'Beg' Judge Tomorrow To Let Wife Stay Free : The Two-Way "Balloon boy" parents Richard and Mayumi Heene to be sentenced Tuesday.
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'Balloon Boy' Dad Will 'Beg' Judge Tomorrow To Let Wife Stay Free

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Tomorrow is sentencing day.

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When Richard and Mayumi Heene appear in a Colorado court tomorrow to be sentenced for the so-called balloon boy hoax, Richard will "beg" the judge not to send his wife to jail.

That's the word this morning from The Coloradoan, which got the preview from Richard Heene's lawyer.

The attorney, David Lane, also told the newspaper that "what happened here has spun so wildly out of control that nobody had any inkling that this would be the worldwide event that it turned into. ... Certainly Richard never imagined this in his wildest dreams."

Meanwhile, the Associated Press writes that investigators say the couple "acted alone when they fabricated a story about their son floating off in a runaway balloon to gain publicity."

If you somehow missed the "balloon boy" story, or just want to refresh your memory about what happened on Oct. 15 when a homemade contraption soared into the air over Fort Collins and it was thought that little Falcon Heene was on board, click here and you can then drill back through the saga.