Video on AJ Freund's Mom's Phone Helped Crack Case: Report - NBC Chicago

Video on AJ Freund's Mom's Phone Helped Crack Case: Report

Joann Cunningham, 36, and Andrew Freund Sr., 60, are charged with murder in the death of Andrew "AJ" Freund

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    Parents of Crystal Lake Boy 'AJ' Freund Return to Court

    The Crystal Lake parents accused of murdering their 5-year-old son, Andrew 'AJ' Freund, returned to court Monday. NBC 5’s Kate Chappell has the latest details.

    (Published Monday, April 29, 2019)

    New details emerged Wednesday on the turning point in the AJ Freund investigation.

    The Chicago Tribune reports a video of the badly beaten 5-year-old on his mother's cell phone helped crack the case.

    A court document says phone records show AJ's mother allegedly searched "child CPR" on the night of her son's death, the newspaper reported.

    JoAnn Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr.'s younger son was taken into Illinois Department of Children and Family Services custody following the disappearance of Andrew "AJ" Freund. AJ's body was found last week, and Cunningham and Freund charged with murder among other counts.

    Crystal Lake Boy's Parents Each Held on $5M Bond

    [CHI] Crystal Lake Boy's Parents Each Held on $5M Bond

    An Illinois judge set bail at $5 million each for the parents of Andrew "AJ" Freund one day after the Crystal Lake couple was charged with murder in the death of their 5-year-old son. 

     

    (Published Thursday, April 25, 2019)

    The Crystal Lake Northwest Herald reports McHenry County prosecutors have filed a petition to terminate Cunningham and Freund's parental rights to the younger boy. A court-appointed advocate is to meet with the younger boy and submit a report about his well-being.

    Cunningham and Freund reported AJ missing April 18. His plastic-wrapped body was found Wednesday in a shallow grave.

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