A.J. Freund's Little Sister Currently In DCFS CustodyAfter the death of 5-year-old A.J. Freund DCFS was intensely scrutinized and accused of not doing enough to save his life. Now A.J.'s little sister is in the same agency's custody.
Demonstrators Gather At Hearing In Murder Case Against A.J. Freund's ParentsA group of activists in McHenry County is seeking changes at the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, as the parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund face murder charges in his grisly death.
JoAnn Cunningham, Accused In Murder Of Son, A.J. Freund, Gives Birth To Baby Daughter, Named Gracie FaithJoAnn Cunningham gave birth to a baby girl, and named her Gracie Faith, while in prison on charges she murdered 5-year-old son, A.J. Freund.
A.J. Freund's Parents Plead Not Guilty To Murder; Attorney Seeks Psychological Evaluation For DadThe parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund pleaded not guilty Friday, after they were formally indicted on a combined 61 charges of murder, aggravated battery, and concealing a homicide.
Mourners Gather At Crystal Lake Funeral Home To Honor 5-Year-Old A.J. Freund, 'Everybody's Little Boy'Hundreds of mourners have gathered at a Crystal Lake funeral home to pay their final respects to 5-year-old A.J. Freund, whose brutal murder has brought the community together in mourning.
In Honor Of A.J. Freund, Crystal Lake Family Starts 'Stuff The Duffel' Campaign To Collect Donations For Foster ChildrenThe murder of 5-year-old A.J. Freund has united the Crystal Lake community, and one family is creating a unique program to help foster children find a sense of home.
A.J. Freund's Mother Appointed Public Defender In Murder Case; Father Seeks More Time To Decide On LawyerThe parents of 5-year-old A.J. Freund are back in court today, to be arraigned on charges they forced their son to stand in a cold shower for an extended time, and then beat him to death.
Parents Of A.J. Freund Return To Court MondayAndrew Freund Sr. and JoAnn Cunningham are each being held on $5 million bond and are accused of murdering their 5-year-old son A.J.
'Maybe Mommy Didn't Mean To Hurt Me'; A.J. Freund Told Doctor About Mysterious Bruise Five Months Before His DeathFour months before 5-year-old A.J. Freund was killed, he told a doctor “maybe someone hit me with a belt. Maybe mommy didn’t mean to hurt me” after police found a mysterious bruise on his hip, according to a timeline released by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
A.J. Freund Case: DCFS Timeline Raises Questions About Neglect Investigation Four Months Before Boy's DeathFour months before 5-year-old A.J. Freund's parents allegedly beat him to death, there appear to be significant discrepancies between a police report noting deplorable conditions inside the family's house, and a home visit by a DCFS investigator the next day, which ultimately deemed an allegation of neglect to be unfounded.
Neighbor Recalls Concerns About A.J. Freund's Well-Being Before The 5-Year-Old's DeathOne late night during a snow storm she says she heard calls for help coming from the family's car. The boys were yelling they were cold.
Pritzker On DCFS, Its Role In A.J.'s Death: 'We're Looking Into It'"This child was killed by his parents. There aren't words to describe how I feel."
A.J. Freund's Parents Accused Of Killing And Burying 5-Year-Old Three Days Before Reporting Him MissingA.J. Freund's parents forced the 5-year-old into a cold shower for an extended period of time, and the 5-year-old was repeatedly struck all over his body, leading to his death, McHenry County prosecutors alleged in court Thursday morning.
Hundreds Attend Vigil For 5-Year-Old A.J. Freund After 5-Year-Old's Body Found In Shallow GraveMissing for nearly a week, the search for A.J. ended in a rural field, with his parents in jail and accused of dumping the 5-year-old's body in a shallow grave about eight miles from the family's Crystal Lake home.
Who Failed A.J. Freund? The 5-Year-Old Is The Latest In A Long List Of Child Deaths In Cases Involving DCFSWho failed A.J. Freund? His parents are arrested and charged in his death and accused of hiding his body. But they weren't the only ones involved in his life.