Found Deceased IL - Andrew Freund, 5, Crystal Lake, 17 April 2019 *Arrests* - #2

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  1. Boodles

    Boodles Well-Known Member

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    I wish I had never heard of this case. I didn’t sleep last night. And now today’s details. Physically ill.
     
  2. Trish51

    Trish51 Well-Known Member

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    JoAnn Cunningham Criminal Complaint

    Her documents are up and it does list the charges for 3/4/19. Looks like she physically abused him then as well. So heart breaking!! Unless they discovered something during the investigation that indicated she beat him on the 4th, someone did not do their job in protecting this poor boy and, I'm sure, his younger brother.

    I do think she lied to her attorney and once he realized that and the truth, he was out. It would be hard to represent someone like that. I'm sure there is some awful evidence involved as well. I agree with the person who posted that she'll probably play the victim card; probably will blame AJ Sr stating he threatened her and made her do it. I don't know if she could get away with saying he beat her because of the body search they did on her.

    Definitely said prayers for P this morning as he probably witnessed all of this. My heart hurts for him.
     
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    osu Well-Known Member

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    Here’s the video from JoAnn Cunningham’s Facebook with the marshmallows.
    She said it was Thanksgiving.
    JoAnn Cunningham
     
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  4. Tippy Lynn

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    Not that it helps AJ, but JC won’t do well where she’s going. :mad:
     
  5. BlinkOfAnI

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    Going to say this and then I am really going to try not to waste anymore time on thoughts of the parents. They don't deserve the focus and this last upsetting thought will hopefully be the last I allow myself. The father will pay a price by losing his right to live a free life but the TV drama (life with Bubba) everyone dreams of is not usually a reality. Having witnessed certain professionals who serve long sentences; if AF plays his cards right his professional skills will make him popular to other inmates and he will settle quite nicely. This is one of the reasons punishment or talking about it does not make me feel better. Nor does the thought of going beyond what the justice system allows as it puts guards and other innocents at risk. It also opens the door for huge money making lawsuits where we pay the winnings. Apologies for the long, rambling, vented opinion but had to get it off my chest. JMO
    ETA: The only comfort we should find is what we do to bring change.
     
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  6. book-thinker

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    Illinois abolished the death penalty July 1, 2011.
    The maximum sentence a Judge can impose is life without the possibility of parole.
     
  7. Tippy Lynn

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    Her divorce attorney (AF) fell for her, I wonder if this one was as well.
    BARF!!
     
  8. BlinkOfAnI

    BlinkOfAnI Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for posting the link. I couldn't find it before.
     
  9. Trish51

    Trish51 Well-Known Member

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    That crossed mind too. Ugh!
     
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  10. Snoopgal

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    I wonder if the phone data revealed texts between the parents about beating the children. MOO.
     
  11. Tippy Lynn

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    You’re welcome. I’m adding more info and I’ll re-post the updated Timeline later.
     
  12. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    There are two episodes of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit that deal with failures of social service agencies. Worthwhile viewing if you can access on demand.

    Careless (2004)
    After a young boy dies during a church vigil, Tutuola and Munch investigate the boy's foster parents and social worker for neglect.

    Institutional Fail (2015)
    SVU goes after Social Services after a pattern of falsified reports leads to the death of a young girl, but Benson is receiving a lot of political pressure to let it go and not open up a can of worms.
     
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  13. AgeofAquaruis

    AgeofAquaruis Well-Known Member

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    That still leaves the DCSF agent.
     
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  14. Breezie

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    A look into Illinois boy's short life reveals a series of injustices

    The welfare worker did not go out to the home because the cause of the bruise was undetermined. The house was so bad that the police also called a building inspector who was denied entry into the home. This usually means someone thought the home was unsafe for occupancy or in bad enough condition to be condemned. This was another missed chance to get him out of the home.



    But months later, authorities were called to the family's home again. This time, they saw more signs of neglect.

    One officer found dog feces and urine scattered in the home in December, according to a police report.

    During that visit, the officer reported a suspicious bruise on one of the children. But a welfare worker couldn't determine whether it was the result of abuse, the report said. Someone at the house said it may have been caused by a dog.

    Police described broken windows and a strong smell of feces in the area where AJ and his younger brother slept.

    One officer contacted Crystal Lake Building and Zoning to inspect the home.

    "Upon arrival B&Z was denied entry into the residence," the officer wrote.
     
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    The dog did nothing wrong. I too hope loving family is allowed to adopt the dog
     
  16. AgeofAquaruis

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    Seriously. Could be. Not definitely. So instead of investigating further the door was slammed shut on poor little Andrew.
    SMH.
     
  17. bmacmillan1

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    Just thinking - the sentencing - If AF snr should get sentenced with a chance of parole he will surely be in his 80's when eligible...
    She, on the other hand, will still be young enough if she were to get parole...
    Hope this does not happen.
     
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    Just want to be 100% clear that in my post I was talking about when the attorney Kililis left the station after dropping JC’s case. He is the one who sounded emotional.
     
  19. Breezie

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    It shouldn’t unless he is willing to take most of the blame knowing that she would have to spend a much longer time in prison because of their age difference.
     
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    Or maybe he's never dealt with a manipulative chronic methhead/doper before.

    Can he have failed to know her mother had succeeded in getting parental rights over her older son, the missing son had been in foster care for 2 years, and there had been multiple child welfare and LE visits to the home because of reports of squalor and child abuse?

    Wouldn't he have at least researched her priors?
     
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