Editor's note: These documents contain graphic language and descriptions of abuse. The details of these documents are included to give the public the full scope of a case as it relates to Illinois' Department of Children and Family Services and law enforcements' handling of this case. The names of minors have been redacted.
The Crystal Lake mother accused of beating and killing 5-year-old AJ Freund pleaded guilty late Thursday morning to first-degree murder. The McHenry County State's Attorney filed a statement of facts related to the case on Thursday.