Mother of boy thrown at Mall of America: 'You chose to listen to the Devil that day'

The man who pleaded guilty to throwing a young boy from the third floor at Mall of America was sentenced to 228 months, or 19 years, in prison.

Emmanuel Aranda told investigators he went to the mall looking for someone to kill and randomly targeted Landen who was there with his mom and friends. Aranda threw Landen over the third floor balcony causing him to fall nearly 40 feet to the ground floor.

Amazingly, the boy survived. A few weeks ago, the boy's family said he needed additional procedures for some non-life threatening complications from his injuries. They say his spirit is strong, but he still has a long road ahead.

During the sentencing Monday, prosecutors read the victim impact statements written by the boy's mother and father.

Full statement from Landen's mother:

Statement from Landen's father: