Mall of American balcony victim Landen Hoffmann, 5, making miracle recovery

Landen Hoffman

Landen Hoffman, 5, is reportedly making small steps towards recovery after being thrown from the balcony (Picture: GoFundMe)

Landen Hoffmann, 5, is making a miraculous recovery after he was thrown from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America.,

A family friend started a GoFundMe campaign for the boys recovery and wrote that Landen is making small steps towards the healing process.

Nearly $900,000 has been donated to the family in the wake of the heinous act on April 12 that left the young boy with life-threatening injuries.

Our miracle child Landen is showing real signs or recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead, said an update on GoFundMe.

Emmanuel Aranda, 24, took Hoffman from his mother and hurled him from the balcony at the largest mall in the US, police said, according to the New York Post.

Landen Hoffman

Emergency responders rushed to give to boy CPR before taking him to the hospital (Picture: Twitter)

His mother told police that Aranda approached her group as they stood outside the Rain forest Cafe restaurant.



She asked if they were in Arandas way and if they should move, but without warning he picked the child up and threw him off the balcony.

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Afterwards, he tried to flee and pushed a man into a wall who tried to stop him. He was arrested a short time later on a train outside the mall.

Aranda has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and is being held on $2 million bail in a Hennepin County jail.

He reportedly told investigators that he planned to kill an adult, but that did not work out so he chose the boy instead.

Landen Hoffman

Emmanuel Aranda has been charged with murder and prosecutors are seeking a maximum sentence due to exacerbating factors related to the cruel and public manner of the crime (Picture: Bloomington Police Department)

He admitted that he knew what he did was wrong and said he lashed out after he had been coming to the mall for years to try to speak to women who rejected him.

Prosecutors have said they plan to pursue a longer sentence for the crime based on the aggravated factors of particular cruelty, the vulnerability of the boy, as Read More – Source