Former DCFS Caseworker Carlos Acosta Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges Linked To A.J. Freund CaseCarlos Acosta pleaded not guilty to two counts of child endangerment and one count of reckless conduct.
A.J. Freund Case: Andrew Freund Sr. Pleads Guilty To Involuntary Manslaughter In Killing Of 5-Year-Old Son, Gets 30 Years In PrisonFreund, 61, pleaded guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, aggravated battery to a child, and concealment of a homicide.
Former DCFS Supervisor Andrew Polovin Pleads Not Guilty To Felony Charges Linked To A.J. Freund CasePolovin and former DCFS case worker Carlos Acosta have been accused of failing to properly investigate allegations concerning A.J.'s treatment, despite concerns raised by police and others.
A.J. Freund Murder: Boy's Father, Andrew Freund Sr., Expected To Take Plea Deal On FridayMcHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt scheduled a hearing on the negotiated plea for Friday afternoon.
Former DCFS Caseworker, Supervisor Arrested On Child Endangerment Charges In Connection With A.J. Freund CaseA former Illinois Department of Children and Family Services caseworker and his supervisor who both worked on the A.J. Freund case have been arrested on child endangerment charges.
Plea Deal Expected Next Month For Andrew Freund, Charged With The Murder Of His 5-Year-Old Son A.J.During a status hearing on Friday, McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt set a tentative Dec. 9 trial date for Freund, 61.
JoAnn Cunningham Moved To Downstate Prison To Serve 35-Year Sentence In Murder Of Her Son, A.J. FreundCunningham was moved from the McHenry County Jail to the Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln on Tuesday, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Andrew Freund's Attorney In 'Pretty Serious Negotiations' With Prosecutors After JoAnn Cunningham's 35-Year Sentence In Murder Of A.J. FreundSpecial Public Defender Henry Sugden told McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt "the state and I have been engaged in pretty serious negotiations" ever since JoAnn Cunningham's guilty plea.
JoAnn Cunningham Sentenced To 35 Years For The Murder Of AJ Freund"Miss Cunningham was responsible for that life. And now she must be responsible for his death."
JoAnn Cunningham To Learn Sentence Today In Murder Of Her Son, A.J. FreundDuring her sentencing hearing on Thursday, JoAnn Cunningham asked the judge for forgiveness, saying she loved A.J., the 5-year-old son she admitted killing.
'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.