MN - Child, 5, thrown from 3rd Floor at Mall of America, 12 Apr 2019 *Arrest*

Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by bluedivergirl, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. MsArk

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    I'm glad Landen's family won't have to worry about money to pay medical bills. Is there hope for Landen? I'm worried.
     
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    This is local to me.
    I don't even want to hear about how he "fell through the cracks" of a "broken mental health system." No. Mentally ill people are largely harmless, and sociopaths belong in prison.
     
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    AdorableOrca96 Well-Known Member

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    I have no words. Well, except that my heart is broken. And I can’t understand why, nor will I. :(:(:(
     
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    The little guy is fortunate to be in Minnesota where their medical facilities are second to none.
     
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    I hope he makes it.
    This one hit me hard, I guess because I used to take my kids there when they were little. I CAN imagine it happening to my guy. He's 25 now but I still get emotional just thinking about someone harming him. I wish MN had the death penalty.
     
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    Regarding Landen , there is a great medical facility just in Minneapolis. He will be getting the best care-- hopefully it is enough !
    I'm glad his family is not giving up hope. Makes me think the damage wasn't as bad as thought ?
     
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    sillybilly WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    WS does not allow discussion of the DP. We prefer that you stay away from referring to it because, in our experience, it usually devolves into discussion and then bickering about the DP. This detracts from the facts of the thread and can result in a lot of extra work for WS staff to clean up the resultant mess.

    Like gun control, religion, race, orientation, etc. ... the DP is just one of those social justice issues that will never be agreed upon by everyone, and nothing that is said will change anyone else's mind.
     
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    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    I'm glad to see that Landen is still fighting.
    I'm glad that his family is getting the support that they need.
     
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    Friends of the family described Landen as 'the sweetest, kindest five-year-old you will ever meet. His soul is soft and gentle and instantly brings a smile to everybody he meets. He is full of energy and life and enjoys soccer, playing with friends and family and playing hockey with his brother and sister.'

    They wrote in a post Sunday he 'is still continuing to fight'. 'He had a peaceful sleep and is still continuing to fight his courageous battle, he's a strong survivor!'

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    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...t-threw-boy-balcony-********-raises-370k.html

    Wellwishers have already donated more than $500,000 to Landen’s family.

    It may take time, but we're praying you'll eventually make a full recovery. Bless you sweet child.
     
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    SABBM

    Oh my word.
    Like that's supposed to make us feel better ?
    What is his problem ? Other than that he's evil.

    I haven't found any updates on Landen. :(
     
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    From your link:
    When police confronted him, he was calm and did not question why he was being placed under arrest.

    He told police he knew what he was planning to do was wrong. He said he had formed a plan to kill someone at the mall Thursday. He had planned to kill an adult, because “they usually stand near the balcony,” the complaint said.

    Aranda said he’d been coming to the mall for years, had tried to speak to women there and they had rejected him. He said that rejection made him lash out and act aggressively.
     
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    Another man with women issues.
     
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    Snipped for relevance.

    Sadly, I don't think there will be any good news about little Landen. Landen was in a full cardiac arrest with CPR administered at the scene, with massive head trauma, and a large pool of blood around his head. CPR continued as the EMS crew transported him, based on witness accounts and local articles. That means they got his heart beating again somewhere between the mall, and the ER. ICU management of the effects of massive head trauma on days 2, 3, and subsequently is not simple or easy. I could go into details, but I think most probably just don't want to know.

    I don't want to minimize the power of hope and prayer, but the reality of pediatric massive head trauma with a cardiac arrest at the scene is bleak. I posted about this extensively in the Rebecca Zahau threads a long while back. If little Landen lives, he will likely be in a permanent neurologically devastated state. Here's one study-- if interested, search "pediatric head trauma with cardiac arrest outcomes" or something similar.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10460086

     
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    I have no words...

    Well, just a few--he needs to be off the street for good and it looks like that has been accomplished. Although who knows these days...
     
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    INCEL, it is really becoming a thing. That was why Jaime Closs was kidnapped.
     
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    Psychopath. He knew it was wrong. wow.
     
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    Local news just reported he is still in critical condition.
     

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