Chicago - JoAnn Cunningham, mother of slain Crystal Lake boy AJ Freund, pleads guilty to murder
The mother of a J friend is due in court for sentencing next Thursday. Joanne Cunningham facing up to six years in prison for the murder of the five year old Crystal leg boy, She pleaded guilty to first degree murder last December after denying that crime for eight months. If prosecutors are successful, the maximum in getting the maximum 60 year sentence she would like to spend the rest of her life behind bars. A J's father, Andrew friend, also charged with murder. After failing to stop her from beating the child.