Ashley “A.J.” Jewell’s Death Ruled a Homicide

Published by Dior Noir on Thursday, November 19, 2009 at 3:00 pm.


Ashley “A.J.” Jewel’s death has been officially ruled a homicide. Although a preliminary medical report suggested that sickle-cell anemia may have ultimately caused the death of the fiance of Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss, A.J.’s official cause of death was listed as “physical altercation resulting in sickle cell trait related exertional collapse.”

According to the Atlanta Constitution Journal the report continued: “Although Mr. Jewell died of complications of his underlying natural disease conditions, [the] complications would not have occurred if he had not experienced the extreme exertion that was part of the physical altercation. Due to the active involvement of another person, the manner of death is classified as a homicide.”

A.J.’s family is angered by the report and unsatisfied with the investigation. “Although the medical examiner’s report released to us yesterday does classify my son’s death as homicide, the report is contradictory because it simultaneously blames a ‘sickle cell crisis’,” said the Rev. A.B. Jewell, Sr.

The family also criticized the release on bond of Frederick Richardson, A.J.’s accused killer. Richardson is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the October 2nd death.

Richardson’s attorney told TMZ, “It’s an unfortunate situation, Frederick is sorry this situation happened and that A.J. died.”

According to a news release A.J.’s family plans to hold a prayer vigil at 7:30pm tonight in the parking lot of the strip club Body Tap, where the fight that led to his death occurred.

Here’s hoping the family is able to find peace and justice is properly served.


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shan Said on

I believe what happens is they do a back ground check on hte victim and determine their worth and then they perceed from there. May AJ rest in peace and much love goes out to his family. Keep fighting for your loved one because the person he was in the fight with should not be out on bail. There was a life taken.

Keenya Lundy-Dunbar Said on

I just couldn’t believe what happened to AJ. I felt so bad for his family and really Kandi. I know that she’s a strong woman but when its someone that you love, it’s very hard. I just wanted to drop a comment to say that, my heart goes out to all. Know that the prayers don’t stop regardless of how he passed away. At the end of the day, he’s gone..Those kids…… that’s not right. No the person he was foghting with, shouldn’t be out of jail.

nicole Said on

may god bless and keep his family strenghtened nobody deserves to have there life taken from them

melanie Said on

my heartfelt condolenses goes out to the Jewell’s family and Kandi.God is in charge and all is well with the lord,he doesn’t deserve to die the way he did but god has a plan for him,and for the killer god don,t sleep for too long ur day is matching up very soon.MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL.GOD BLESS.

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