MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The parents of the little boy thrown off a Mall of America balcony say he needs additional medical procedures.

Emmanual Aranda, 24, admitted he threw a 5-year-old boy named Landen over a third-story balcony in an attempt to kill him in April.

Landen’s parents posted an update Thursday saying their son will require additional procedures and there is still a long road to recovery.

Landen’s GoFundMe page to help cover medical expenses has surpassed $1 million.

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Comments (3)
  1. Chris Bleckinger says:

    Poor little guy, hope he can someday have a normal life and forget the cruelty of a total stranger who should have never been walking among us. This story breaks my heart!

  2. Erin Leu says:

    Here’s something I don’t get: According to what I’ve read, Aranda had multiple incidents of harassment and general bad behavior at the MOA, plus it was well known he had some kind of mental health issues. Why wasn’t he either institutionalized for his own safety or at least banned from the MOA for life?