Boy Pushed By Man In Mall of America Showing Signs Of Recovery
Landon Hoffman, the 5-year-old victim thrown from a third-floor balcony a week ago at the Mall of America, is ‘showing real signs of recovery’ according to his family.
An update on the boy’s condition was posted to the GoFundMe campaign set up by his family as he recovers. So far, the campaign has received roughly $900,000 in donations as of Friday afternoon.
“We have good news to share with you all on this Good Friday! New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead.”
Landen was thrown nearly 40 feet to the ground on April 12, and 24-year-old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda has been charged in the case. Emmanuel Aranda, who threw the boy over the balcony, told police he was mad about being rejected by women in the Minnesota mall, thus he was “looking for someone to kill.”
Aranda has since been charged with attempted premeditated first-degree murder.