Mother of AJ Freund reportedly gives birth to girl in prison

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MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. (WIFR) -- A Crystal Lake mother accused of killing her 5-year-old son, AJ Freund, has given birth in prison, the Northwest Herald reports​.

Joann Cunningham gave birth to a girl on May 31, according to the Northwest Herald.

The child is currently in custody of DCFS. A judge ordered two men to take paternity tests to figure out who is the newborn’s father.

Cunningham, 36, and Andrew Freund Sr., 60, were each indicted on multiple counts by a grand jury on May 9, according to McHenry County court records. The two pleaded not guilty to murder charges on May 10.

Police found Andrew “AJ” Freund’s body on April 25 in a shallow grave, nine days after authorities say he was beaten to death and a week after his parents reported him missing .