Strip-Club Employee Charged In Atlanta 'Housewife's' Ex-Fiancé Death
Posted: 11:45 pm EDT October 2, 2009
Updated: 12:51 pm EDT October 3, 2009
ATLANTA -- Atlanta police have made an arrest in the death of Ashley ďA.J.Ē Jewell, the former fiancé of Atlanta "housewife" Kandi Burruss.
SLIDESHOW: Atlanta Housewife's Fiance' Killed After Strip Club Brawl
Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News that Jewell received a severe head injury during a fight at The Body Tap Club in the 1200 block of Marietta Boulevard in Atlanta.
"It appears he was involved in an altercation in the parking lot and he received a severe blow to the head," said Atlanta Police Lt. Keith Meadows. Meadows said Jewell was taken to Piedmont Hospital where he later died.
Police said Fredrick Richardson, an employee at the strip club, is charged with voluntary manslaughter and currently being held at Grady Detention in connection with the crime. Authorities said Richardson, who was also injured, will be transported to the Fulton County Jail once he is cleared by medical personnel.
Burruss is the newest cast member of the hit reality show, ďThe Real Housewives of Atlanta,Ē and is coping with Jewell's tragic death. Jewell also appeared regularly on the show.