Suspect in attack on boy at Mall of America held on $2M bail

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN– The man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America was in court Tuesday.

Emmanuel Aranda, 24,  is charged with attempted premediated first-degree murder in Friday’s attack.

Police say Aranda told them he went to the mall “looking for someone to kill” and chose the boy at random.

Aranda’s bail was kept at $2 million.

His next court appearance is May 14th.

An attorney with the victim’s family says the child fighting for his life sustained head trauma and multiple broken bones.

A gofundme page made for the child has exceeded $7 hundred thousand.

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — New details are emerging in what motivated the man that threw a five-year-old boy from a balcony at the Mall of America.

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 had gone 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 Minneapolis hospital with head trauma and multiple broken bones.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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