Parents charged in murder of 5-year-old AJ Freund plead not guilty
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Andrew Freund Sr., JoAnn Cunningham, AJ Freund.

By Erik Runge, WGN

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (WGN) -- An Illinois mother and father charged with murder in the death of their 5-year-old son have plead not guilty in court Friday.

A grand jury has indicted 36-year-old JoAnn Cunningham and 60-year-old Andrew Freund Sr. of Crystal Lake.

Cunningham and Freund Sr. face murder charges in Andrew "AJ" Freund's beating death last month. Police found AJ's body in a shallow grave covered with straw April 24, nine days after authorities say he died and a week after his parents reported him missing.

Along with the murder charges, they're charged with battery and concealing a homicide.

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