'Housewives' cast member's ex-fiance dies in fight - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

'Housewives' cast member's ex-fiance dies in fight

Posted: Updated:
FILE - In this June 28, 2009 file photo, Kandi Burruss poses as she arrives at the 9th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles. The former fiance of the cast member from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 after a fight outside an Atlanta FILE - In this June 28, 2009 file photo, Kandi Burruss poses as she arrives at the 9th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles. The former fiance of the cast member from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009 after a fight outside an Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) - The former fiance of a cast member from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" died Friday night after a fight outside an Atlanta strip club, and police said they had charged a man in his death.

Atlanta police spokesman James Polite said Fredrick Richardson was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Ashley "A.J." Jewell, who died from massive head injuries after the fight in the parking lot of the Body Tap Club.

Jewell was engaged to "Housewives" cast member Kandi Burruss until August. He appeared in several episodes of the television show, which follows the lives of metro Atlanta socialites.

Police say Jewell worked at the strip club, but they are not sure what started the fight.

Richardson was in the hospital, and police didn't immediately know his age or whether he had an attorney.

Burruss, a Grammy award-winning songwriter who penned TLC's hit "No Scrubs," posted a message on her Twitter account early Saturday.

"im just in one of those moods where i dont wanna talk, i dont wanna b held & told its gonna b ok. i just wanna cry myself 2 sleep, alone," wrote the 33-year-old Burruss, who was also was a member of 1990s R&B group Xscape. "I could never n a million years imagine this happening. please pray for AJ's children."

Burruss told Essence.com in an interview last month that she was caring for Jewell's 12-year-old twin daughters.

"He would have taken them with him, but they needed a strong female role model and wanted to stay with me," she said.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

  • Entertainment NewsEntertainment NewsMore>>

  • Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges

    Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine arrested on racketeering charges

    Monday, November 19 2018 11:21 AM EST2018-11-19 16:21:51 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 2:12 PM EST2018-11-20 19:12:34 GMT
    Federal authorities say rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is among four people arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. 
    Federal authorities say rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is among four people arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. 
  • White House to restore Acosta's pass, with a warning

    White House to restore Acosta's pass, with a warning

    Monday, November 19 2018 9:11 AM EST2018-11-19 14:11:46 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 2:04 PM EST2018-11-20 19:04:22 GMT
    The Trump administration is threatening to again suspend White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. 
    The Trump administration is threatening to again suspend White House press credentials for CNN reporter Jim Acosta. 
  • Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

    Best-picture Oscars up for sale in rare auction

    Monday, November 19 2018 8:11 AM EST2018-11-19 13:11:41 GMT
    Tuesday, November 20 2018 12:32 PM EST2018-11-20 17:32:21 GMT
    Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. 
    Two Academy Awards for best picture are going up for sale in a rare auction of Oscars. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.