Man pleads guilty to throwing boy over Mall of America balcony

MINNEAPOLIS — A 24-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to throwing a 5-year-old off a balcony at the Mall of America last month.

The boy survived but, according to a GoFundMe page, faces a long recovery after the 40 foot fall.

Emmanuel Aranda pleaded guilty to one count of attempted premeditated murder. He faces a sentence of 19 years in prison, which is on the upper end of the sentencing guidelines.

Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda

Wearing an orange prison jumpsuit, Aranda answered questions about...

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