Colorado

Oct 27, 2009 1:35 PM by Associated Press

No decision on charges in Colorado balloon case

Prosecutors say they haven't decided whether to file charges against the Colorado parents accused of falsely reporting their son was in a runaway balloon.

Prosecutors said Tuesday they're waiting for more information from the sheriff.

Sheriff Jim Alderden says Richard and Mayumi Heene were lying when they reported their 6-year-old son Falcon was in the balloon, which traveled 50 miles before landing in a field. The boy was found safe at the family's Fort Collins home.

Alderden says it was a hoax to generate publicity, which Richard Heene has denied.

Heene's attorney claims Alderden broke privacy laws by telling reporters child-welfare officials were contacted. Prosecutors say they're reviewing that allegation.

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