(KEYC) A man who threw a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America was sentenced to serve 19-years in prison.
KEYC reports 24-year-old Emmanuel Aranda was sentenced this morning.
Last month, he pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack.
Authorities say he told investigators he went to the mall “looking for someone to kill.” The child plunged almost 40 feet.
He survived, but sustained head trauma and broken bones.