Man who threw boy off balcony at Mall of America sentenced to 19 years in prison

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The man who admitted to throwing a boy off a balcony at the Mall of America learned his fate. 

A judge sentenced Emmanuel Aranda to 19 years in prison. 

He pleaded guilty last month to attempted premeditated murder for throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony. 

The family did not appear in court today, but prosecutors read the parent’s victim-impact statements on their behalf. 

The boy survived the fall but suffered injuries to his head and broken bones. 

The victim’s family says his recovery has been slow…and says he has had several procedures since the attack.

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