A 5-year-old boy, who, according to government officials, was thrown out of the balcony on the third floor at the Mall of America, demonstrates "real signs of recovery," said a lawyer for a seven-year-old boy. . Police said the suspect, Emmanuel Aranda, told them that he went to the mall "looking for someone to kill" and chose the boy at random.
"We have a good news to share with you on this Day of Thousands. Our miracle of the child shows real signs of recovery." The new test results were positive, although he remains in intensive care with a long way to go, "the lawyer Stephen Tillith said on behalf of the seven-year-old boy.
Video surveillance in the mall shows Aranda going to the mall on the third floor, revising the balcony several times before approaching the victim and his mother, reports CBS Minnesota. The boy's mother said that Aranda approached them and, without warning, lifted the boy and threw him on the balcony.
A child plunged almost 40 feet, suffering a massive head injury and broken hands and feet, reports CBS Minnesota.
Tillitt said that the family continues to demand confidentiality because they focus on their son and restore it, but the update will be communicated to the community.
"Just know that we absolutely feel your persuasive love, prayer and support, because they are a lot of thanks to the heart," said on behalf of the seven Tiliths.
The GoFundMe campaign, created for the family , he collected over $ 900,000 in six days, quickly approaching $ 1 million goal
Aranda was behind the glass partition Tuesday in the courtroom in Hennepin County. When asked by a judge whether he has a question, he said: "Not at all."
Aranda remains in jail for $ 2 million.
According to a criminal complaint, Aranda reported investigators after his arrest that he was angry about the fact that he was refused by the women he tried to talk at the mall, "and the refusal led to the fact that he was aggressive."
Aranda has two previous convictions for attacks in the shopping center, as in 2015, including one in which he threw a glass of water and a glass of tea for a woman who refused to buy something for him. Aranda was once banned at the mall.
Aranda was also charged in August 2015 with the destruction of computers in the northern library of Minneapolis, the station said. According to a criminal complaint, Aranda told the officers that "he has some problems with anger," and that "this is not happening all the time."
Aranda was born in Chicago, where documents from the Cook County Courthouse show an arrest in 2014 for an attack on a woman who worked in the Golden Nugget restaurant.
Editor's Note: This heading has been updated to provide a more accurate description of the event. A man is accused of dropping a 5-year-old boy from the balcony at the Mall of America.