A man accused of throwing a boy at the Minnesota Mall tried to kill an adult first: prosecutors

(Reuters) – The man accused of causing a serious injury to a five-year-old boyfriend told him to spend it from a balcony at the American Minnesota Mall last week 's investigators were concerned he first killed an adult, but he didn't work out "Monday prosecutors said.

Emmanuel Aranda, who said the police said he had a mental health history and arrested on relatively small charges, went to the mall last Thursday and left him not to follow his plan, Hennepin County Solicitor's office said in a statement.

He returned on Friday when he chose the boy and he threw it from the third set of the building, he said.

The police did not recognize the boy, but said he had suffered life-threatening injuries after falling almost 40 feet (12 meters) at the Bloomington Mall, a major tourist attraction in the state.

In a GoFundMe post that has raised more than $ 570,000 so far for the child's medical expenses, a friend of the family recognized that Noah Hanneman from Woodbury, Minnesota, said Sunday that the boy, a. He first recognized the name of Landon, still fighting for his life.

"He had a peaceful sleep and is continuing to fight his courageous battle," said Hanneman. "It is a strong survivor!"

Aranda, 24, of Minneapolis will face pre-planned first instance murder reasons when he makes his first court on Tuesday, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement. Prosecutors will ask for bonds to be set at $ 2 million, Freeman said.

"That a child may suddenly be abducted, without his mother, in a safe public area as a Mall, for whatever reason," said Freeman. "We put the strictest crime that allowed the evidence of Mr Aranda."

Aranda said to the investigators that he knew what he intended to do wrong, prosecutors said in the complaint. They said he went out thoroughly after years coming to the mall to try to talk to women and be rejected.

After throwing the boy off the balcony, Aranda fled the scene but was arrested elsewhere on the wall some time later, Chief Constable Bloomington, Jeff Potts said on Friday. [nL1N21U1UO]

Bloomington's police accepted Shannon three times in 2015, including once after throwing something from the third level at the center, Potts told reporters on Saturday.

Some of the previous arrests in Aranda were heard in the mental health court.

(Reporting by Peter Szekely in New York; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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