Everyone in our area, and people all across the country, are mourning the loss of A.J. Freund. The Crystal Lake 5-year-old suffered horrific abuse at the hands of his own parents, and now the community is left to grieve the loss.
A.J.'s mother, who's been charged in her son's death, is expecting another child. JoAnn Cunningham cried throughout her hearing this week. She is seven months pregnant, prompting questions about what will happen to her unborn child.
When she arrived at the county jail in McHenry, inmates had created a Rest in Peace sign in the windows to mourn A.J.'s tragic death.