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Joann Cunningham Pleads Guilty to the Murder of AJ Freund

Post Date:12/05/2019 1:40 PM

December 5, 2019

JOANN CUNNINGHAM PLEADS GUILTY TO THE MURDER OF AJ FREUND

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

On December 5, 2019, Joanne Cunningham pleaded guilty to the offense of Murder, Count II of the Bill of Indictment, for her part in the beating death of her son, Andrew Thomas “AJ” Freund Jr., in April of 2019.  Defendant Cunningham faces between 20 and 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Pursuant to truth-in-sentencing guidelines, Defendant Cunningham will not be eligible for parole and must serve 100% of her sentence. 

The case has been set for status of sentencing on January 30, 2020.  

This case is being prosecuted by State’s Attorney Kenneally, First Assistant Rita Gara, and Criminal Supervisor Randi Freese.

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