Family Has Update on Boy Who Was Nearly Killed at Mall of America
Woodbury, MN (KROC AM News) – The family of the young Minnesota boy who was thrown off a 3rd-floor balcony at the Mall of America has provided an update on his recovery.
The update was given by a friend of the Woodbury family who started a GoFundMe site for the boy named Landen on April 13th, the day after he was nearly killed.
Here’s the update:
Hello everyone! We just got a new update on Landen, here is what his parents have said:
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for the continued prayers and well wishes. They are working! Over the past several weeks, our son has suffered from non-life threatening complications from his injuries which have required additional procedures to correct. He is recovering, and his spirit is strong - but there is still a long road ahead. We are thankful to Jesus for lifting us up and providing ongoing healing. We continue to ask for your prayers and greatly appreciate your respect for our privacy during this difficult time.
The GoFundMe site has raised more than $1 million since it was started and donations are still being made.
The man who threw the boy has pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder.
The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says he will be sentenced June 3 and is expected to receive a 19-year prison term.