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Boy Thrown From Mall Balcony Remains in Intensive Care

The parents say it has been a challenging road to recovery and they are not sure when Landen will be able to come home. 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ The parents of a 5-year-old Minnesota boy who was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America say their son remains in intensive care due to severe complications from the April attack. In an update on their GoFundMe page Tuesday, the parents of the victim, identified only as Landen, say he has had more than…

Man Who Threw 5-Year-Old Off Balcony Has Been Sentenced to 19 Years in Prison

The man pleaded guilty last month to attempted premeditated first-degree murder

Emmanuel Aranda, the man who threw a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America in Minnesota, has been sentenced to 19 years in prison. Aranda showed little emotion and said almost nothing as he was sentenced Monday in Minneapolis. During the sentencing, victim impact statements from the boy’s parents were read in court. The boy’s father…

Man pleads guilty to throwing boy from Mall of America balcony

MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) – Emmanuel Aranda, the man charged with throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third floor balcony at Mall of America, entered a guilty plea Tuesday morning in Hennepin County District Court. Aranda, 24, agreed to a sentence of 19 years in prison Aranda was charged with first-degree attempted murder for the April 12 attack. According to the criminal complaint, he told police…

Boy Thrown From Third Floor of Mall Conscious, No Longer in Critical Condition

The boy's family is hopeful he'll be home by June

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The family of a 5-year-old boy who was thrown off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America says he’s alert and conscious and no longer in critical condition. The boy plunged about 40 feet and suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones. The family is now focused on additional surgeries, healing and rehabilitation. They’re hoping the boy…

Attempted Murder Charges Filed In Mall of America Incident

Emmanuel Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis was charged Monday with first-degree premeditated murder. 

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ A criminal complaint says the man suspected of throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he went to the Minnesota mall looking for someone to kill. Emmanuel Aranda was charged Monday with attempted premeditated first-degree murder in Friday’s attack . The child is fighting for his life in a…