AJ Freund’s mother, JoAnn Cunningham, to be sentenced in April

She appeared for a hearing Thursday morning, when a judge ordered her sentencing for April 30, according to McHenry County court records.

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Andrew “AJ” Freund was killed in April 2019.

Andrew “AJ” Freund was killed in April 2019.

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JoAnn Cunningham, who has pleaded guilty to the murder of her 5-year-old son AJ Freund, will be sentenced in April.

Sheappeared for a hearing Thursday morning, when a judge ordered her sentencing for April 30, according to McHenry County court records.

Cunningham, 36, pleaded guilty last year tofirst-degree murder after authorities foundAJ Freund’sbody in a shallow grave last April in Crystal Lake. AJ’s father, Andrew Freund Sr., has also been indicted on murder charges for his son’s death.

She faces between 20 and 60 years in prison.

Andrew Freund and JoAnn Cunningham were both charged with murder in the death of their son, Andrew “AJ” Freund. File photos.

Andrew Freund and JoAnn Cunningham were both charged with murder in the death of their son, Andrew “AJ” Freund.

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