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10.20.2009

ET- Richard Heene's Mom: 'I Really Want to Believe in My Son'

October 19, 2009 (Los Angeles, CA)-- The mother of Richard Heene is speaking out to ET about the controversy surrounding her son and her grandson Falcon, aka "balloon boy."

"We love them all very much...," Heene's mother tells ET. "I am a mother. I really want to believe in my son. I believe in the saying innocent until proven guilty. Richard told me he firmly believed Falcon was in the aircraft, so I support him until proven otherwise. Our major concern [is] the children's welfare, and we will do whatever we need to do for them. We are praying for them and praying for something good to come out of this."

The Heene family has hired a lawyer after Larimer County authorities expressed that Thursday's balloon incident could have been a publicity stunt.

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