'I Would Give My Life To Have A.J. Back;' JoAnn Cunningham Tearfully Begs For MercyThere was testimony about one of several police visits to the family's Crystal Lake home prior to AJ's murder, which exhibited clear signs of abuse, drugs and neglect. Prosecutors showed pictures from inside the cluttered, dirty home, including some of AJ's crib in a filthy room with a padlock on the door to lock him inside. 
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Looking Back At The Murder Of AJ Freund And Its Effect On Crystal Lake
CBSN Special Presentation: 'The Murder Of AJ Freund'AJ’s disappearance gripped the nation when he was reported missing by his father on April 18, 2019. The senior Freund led investigators to AJ’s body a week later.
Sentencing Hearing Set For Thursday For JoAnn Cunningham, Accused Of Killing Son AJ FreundJoAnn Cunningham, the Crystal Lake mother accused of murdering her own son AJ Freund, appeared before a judge Tuesday.
Lawyers Discuss JoAnn Cunningham's Comments In AJ Freund CaseCunningham and A.J.’s father, Andrew Freund, were indicted on a combined 61 counts last May, including murder, aggravated battery, and concealing a homicide.
Advocates Say System Failed 4-Year-Old Tate Thurman, Whose Abuse, Death Chillingly Reminds Advocates Of AJ Freund CaseWhile the AJ Freund story made national headlines, some child advocates say another case – that of 4-year-old Tate Thurman – has eerie similarities as it unfolds in Central Illinois.
Relief After Crystal Lake 'House Of Horrors' Where AJ Freund Died Is Demolished"Rest in paradise, sweet little boy."
A.J. Freund's Mother, JoAnn Cunningham, Faces April Sentencing For 5-Year-Old Boy's MurderMcHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt scheduled Cunningham’s sentencing hearing for April 30, during a brief hearing on Thursday.
Illinois DCFS Inspector General Report Says 56 Children With Agency History Have Died In Last 6 MonthsWe must act with a sense of urgency – that is what the inspector general for the Department of Children and Family Services said about improving the embattled agency.
Report: 123 Children Died In 2019 Fiscal Year, Despite Contact With Illinois Department Of Children And Family ServicesOf the 123 deaths in the fiscal year that ended last June, 24 were ruled homicides, 37 were accidental, 34 were natural, seven were suicide and 21 were undetermined.