“A.J.’s father has pleaded not guilty, but at a status hearing on Thursday, Special Public Defender Henry Sugden told McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbran ‘the state and I have been engaged in pretty serious negotiation’ ever since Cunningham’s plea.
“It’s not the first time Freund’s attorney has said he is working on a possible plea deal. Last October, he said said they had started working toward a negotiated plea, and his client was willing to cooperate with prosecutors.”
The next court date is August 28th.
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The story made the middle of page 5 in the Chicago Tribune.