Man Who Threw Child Off Mall of America Balcony Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder

The man who threw 5-year-old Landen Hoffmann off a balcony at the Mall of America in April has pleaded guilty to a crime that could land him in jail for nearly two decades.

“The man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America has pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder and faces 19 years in prison,” according to WFLA. “Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, admitted his guilt as part of a plea agreement Tuesday.”

Part of the plea agreement stipulates that prosecutors will not add any aggravated components to the charges, meaning that ultimately Aranda will serve less jail time.

For his part, Hoffman is making a stunning recovery after being tossed 40 feet off the balcony and breaking multiple bones.

Big League Politics reported:

Millions of Americans have been praying for little Landen Hoffman, and the power of prayer is paying off as the young tyke is reportedly making a miraculous recoveryafter being victimized so horrifyingly less than a month ago.

Hoffman, the 5-year-old white child who was grabbed by a black man and thrown 40 feet off a balcony at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, MN, recently went through a five-hour long MRI scan, and doctors believe that injuries are not as bad as they once thought.

Mac Hammond, the family pastor for the Hoffman family, talked to the press and explained that the boy’s injuries are more akin to falling off of a bike than taking a 40 feet plunge off of a balcony, in what he believes to be an act of God.

Hammond says that there is “zero evidence of brain damage…there wasn’t even swelling in the brain.” The family’s attorney has not confirmed due to privacy concerns.

The terrorist who assaulted this child, Emmanuel Aranda, is currently in custody and facing attempted murder charges. He claims he committed this vicious attack because women wouldn’t give him dates, but a much more sinister motive may be afoot.


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