Man who threw child from Mall of America balcony was 'looking to kill': Police

Emmanuel Aranda, 24, grabbed the child and tossed him down nearly 40 feet on Friday, leaving the boy with life-threatening injuries, according to charging documents.
1:24 | 04/16/19

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Four days after that vicious attack on a five year old bully 24 year old Emanuel Rhonda facing a judge charged with attempted premeditated first degree murder. We are around a shot at a month now there are sort of hurt law. They're criminal complaint against the Rhonda revealing a possible motive. Police say he was angry women at the mob rejected him saying he case the mall the day before with the intention of killing someone and adult. But instead police say he approached leaned in and his mother silently lifted the boy into him from the third floor leading nearly forty feet below. The child is currently in critical condition. But with the grace of god an excellent support and care. Is beginning a long journey to recovery. According to the victims go find me beach he is suffering from life threatening injuries and there has been very little change in his condition. Police say he suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones Bailey friends say he faces multiple surgeries but call him a strong survivor. According to the complaint a Rhonda told investigators he knew what he was doing was wrong. A Rhonda had been banned from the mall in the past for throwing water in a woman's face in destroying property but that term on that trespass order had expired. Failing members of Iran does say he suffers from mental illness if convicted he faces life in prison Don you back is ABC news Los Angeles.

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