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