Parents held to $10 million bail in case of son’s murder

Parents held to  million bail in case of son’s murder

Crystal Lake Boy’s parents have been held on $5 million bond each following murder charges of son.

The parents Joann Cunningham and Andrew Freund Sr. have been charged with the murder of their son Andrew ‘AJ’ Freund.

Joann is 36-years old and Andrew is 60. AJ was 5-years old.

Just one day after the Crystal Lake couple were charged with murder of their 5-year old son, Illinois judge has set the bail of $5 million each for both parents.

Joann and Andrew appeared separately before McHenry County Jail on Thursday morning. In that hearing, the prosecutors brought up serious charges against them.

They told Judge Mark Gerhardt that the dad, Freund, had allegedly beat up AJ and forced him into a cold shower.

AJ had been reported missing about a week ago. The authorities had looked for him and they dug up a body believed to be of AJ.

The prosecutors had demanded about $10 million for each parent but the judge ordered for $5 million.

When the charges were being read against Joann, she started crying while Freund sat silent.

Joann was charged with five counts of first degree murder, four counts of aggravated battery, two counts of aggravated domestic battery and one count of failure to report a missing or child death.

Freund was charged with about similar charges.

Freund Sr. was charged with five counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery, one count of aggravated domestic battery, two counts of concealment of homicidal death and one count of failure to report a missing or child death.

The judgement means that both parents would have to post about $528,000 each to get out of jail and would have to be subjected to electronic monitoring.

Both can’t meet each other and must stay away from kids under 17. They would be subject to testing if they post the bond.

Senior writer at the Chicago Morning Star

Related Posts
Saudi Arabia sentences five people to death on the charges of Khashoggi’s murder
A Saudi court has sentenced five people to death on the charges of killing Jamal
Officials released identity of Lake County homicide victim as Nancy Wilcox
The Lake County coroner released the details of the homicide victim. The victim is identified
Another young girl raped in Bihar state of India
A young girl has been raped and killed in the Buxar district of the northeastern
SWAT officer shots Amir Worship during a raid
Amir Worship, 12-year-old, was sitting on the edge of a bed with his hands in
Ancich family turns their loss into hope for young mothers
The parents, who lost their daughter when she was six months pregnant, have turned their
Police accuse a suburban man of killing his mother with a sword
A man has been charged with stabbing her mother with a big sword on Sunday
Two mothers lose their lives in a drive-by shooting incident
Two mothers, the volunteers for Mothers Against Senseless Killings, were shot down as they stood
Police identifies the man stabbed on Red Line train
A person was stabbed on the CTA Red Line train on Saturday. Authorities have identified
Authorities reveal the details of Elmhurst’s home fire incident
Fire Fighters received a call about a house on fire in suburban Elmhurst on Friday
Jury to decide whether to give capital punishment to Chinese scholar killer
The jury that concluded that Brendt Christensen was guilty in the kidnapping and slaying of