WOODSTOCK, Ill. (WLS) -- The father of AJ Freund could be taking a plea deal this week in the death of the Crystal Lake 5-year-old last year.
Andrew Freund's attorney told the Daily Herald that he could reach a deal as soon as Friday. He is charged with the boy's murder.
Andrew Freund appeared briefly in court Wednesday morning and is scheduled to return to court Friday at 1:30 p.m.
Andrew Freund appears in court for hearing
Last December, JoAnn Cunningham, AJ's mother, pleaded guilty to murder charges. In July, she was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
Two former Department of Children and Family Services workers who oversaw AJ Freund's case were charged last week with felony child endangerment and reckless conduct.