@Niner, is this the article? It's part 1 of 2. Two troubled people met at a McHenry County courthouse in 2012. Today, they stand charged in the murder of their 5-year-old son. It's all about the "parents"... how they grew up, how they met. Part 2 is here: The untold story of AJ Freund’s tragically short life: A time of hope. A violent death. On the night of Oct. 14, 2013, Andrew Freund Jr. came into the world through emergency cesarean section. He weighed just 5 pounds, 7 ounces. The nurses took note of what they described as fresh track marks on the body of his mother, JoAnn Cunningham of Crystal Lake. And from his first breaths, AJ was struggling. Hospital records detail “tremors, sneezing, excessive crying, sleep disturbance, and an overactive startle reflex.” The symptoms were obvious signs of withdrawal, and an analysis of AJ’s umbilical cord blood revealed a derivative of heroin, according to confidential records reviewed by the Tribune. Doctors at what was then called Centegra Hospital-Woodstock gave the baby boy morphine to alleviate his symptoms.