GUILTY MN - Landen Hoffmann, 5, thrown from 3rd Floor at Mall of America by stranger, 12 Apr 2019 *Arrest*

Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by bluedivergirl, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Well-Known Member

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  2. StephanieH

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    Landen is still alive. I am obviously hoping he recovers, but it is going to be a long haul if he does.
     
  3. Rocco

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    The victim's family is asking for privacy and for their name to be withheld at this time, according to Police Chief Jeff Potts. Doctors removed the child's spleen, he has multiple fractures on the face, arm and leg. He has many surgeries ahead of him. One of his cousin's posted on social media, "He is fighting to stay with us every second.

    Child pushed in MOA incident suffered multiple fractures, remains hospitalized; suspect held for attempted murder

    Aranda's uncle, Francis Aranda, said his nephew had violent tendencies since childhood, even with his own family. Aranda's uncle shared a final thought, "we are going to pray for that baby because what happened is so unfortunate, but it's going to bring light to mental illness, I hope he doesn't go to jail, he needs help."
     
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    "I hope he doesn't go to prison, he needs help.". Seriously? Society would never be safe with this man free. He should be in prison forever.

    Landen needs prayers. Yet the perpetrator's family is focused on making sure that the perpetrator doesn't go to prison?
     
  5. Rocco

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    He's had violent tendencies since childhood and NOW the family thinks he needs to get help?
     
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    I keep thinking about this poor baby and his family. This is such horror. I don't even really want to follow this thread or the news about this, because even though I'm far from naive, this is a level of evil I don't even want to know exists. But I do want to know how the little boy is doing (purposely not using his name because of the family's request for privacy), so I keep checking. Just can't wrap my head around this....
     
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    Sure. The problem is how will his life look after this? And his family? Will he be in a wheelchair? Is their home accessible for a wheelchair? Do they have a van for a wheelchair? Do both of his parents work? Who will take their son to physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, wheelchair fittings, numerous other medical and rehabilitation appointments?

    The reality of having a child with severe multiple disabilities is not something people are ever prepared for...it is a full time job.
     
  9. Rocco

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    I wonder how the staff at the jail can stand being around this dirt bag. I'd be tempted to give him a shove if I had to walk him down the hall or maybe smash his food tray in his face when delivering it. I don't know how they do it.
     
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    My daughter worked at Moose Lake State hospital for the civilly committed sex offenders. One Friday, she could not take it anymore. Listening to them justify why it was ok to rape a three year old.

    She walked off the job. A good job with good benefits. She had no other job.
     
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    TTF14 Spaceship Headlight Pattern Expert

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    Wow. There is no way I could work at a job like that for even half a day.
     
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    I had a very distressing experience as a child/ different but could have an outcome similar to this, well luckily I survived, this was in the 1960’s. My family didn’t report it and I’ve always wondered if I was the only one. So sorry for the family.
     
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    Everyone has their limits. I could never work with people who hurt children. There is no potential for rehabilitation here. None.
     
  14. steeltowngirl

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    Hoping his spine and brain have been spared of unrecoverable trauma. Media reports have been quiet about his injuries, to protect the family’s privacy, I would guess. I’ve heard arms, legs, facial trauma, spleen. Yes, it’s a long, hard, road and it never should have happened. Yet, here we are.

    Without a doubt, this is a horrific tragedy at the hands of a very disturbed monster. The legal system will deal with him.

    I am still praying the boy pulls through the critical stage and eventually makes a full recovery. I’m holding to hope.
     
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    Latest Update:
    We have good news to share with you all on this Good Friday! Our miracle child Landen is showing real signs or recovery. New test results have been positive, though he remains in intensive care with a long road ahead.
     
  17. La Louve

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    Link?
     
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    Update on the fund raising page--which by the way is at almost $900,000.
     
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    Jax49 Florida Native

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  20. mickey2942

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    I can guess that his vision is affected, retinal detachment is almost a given at that level of trauma, with possible cortical vision loss is the optic chiasm. I once saw an eye that the vitreous completely separated.

    Poor little boy.
     

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