AJ Freund’s Mother Pleads Guilty To Murder
December 5, 2019 3:35PM CST
The northwest suburban Crystal Lake woman accused of killing her five-year-old son A.J. Freund is pleading guilty to murder. JoAnn Cunningham will face 20 to 60 years behind bars as part of a plea deal when she is sentenced next year. There’s no word on whether she will testify against AJ’s father and co-defendant, Andrew Freund Senior. Prosecutors believe the young boy was beaten to death in his home and buried by his father in a shallow grave near suburban Woodstock. Cunningham is scheduled to appear in court on January 30th.