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Cops: 'Housewives' Ex Walked Away from Fight

10/7/2009 1:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Cops: 'Housewives' Ex Walked Away from FightTMZ has learned the ex-fiance of "Housewives" star Kandi Burruss was walking and talking after the fight that may have led to his death.

Initial reports made it seem like Ashley "A.J." Jewell was left for dead after the fight -- which occurred outside of a strip club in Atlanta on Friday night -- but law enforcement sources tell us this wasn't the case.

Our sources say witnesses told authorities A.J. was walking and talking after the fight -- and he didn't even take an ambulance to the hospital, instead hitching a ride with one of his friends.

Meanwhile, suspect Frederick Richardson is being held without bail and has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office tells us A.J.'s body showed evidence of a physical altercation -- and they're trying to determine the extent of those injuries while also looking to see if there "was another cause of death."

The M.E.'s Office also says contrary to other reports, there were no stab wounds found on Jewell's body.

Frederick is due back in court on October 20.

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1.

KRAZY KOOKY KLOWN    

balls

1806 days ago
2.

Simone    

Third!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1806 days ago
3.

I am    

WTF??? Every report that I've heard/seen that relates to this story states that this man (AJ) was beaten and stomped to death by 6 offenders at the scene and that witnesses observed same. It was even alleged in one report that "had he lived; he would have been a vegetable." So much for responsibility in journalism.

1806 days ago
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danica    

I am so tired of inaccurate reporting based on rumor and gossip. I know you guys aren't CNN but it would be nice if you waited and got the right info. This story is so different from your original report on his death.

1806 days ago
5.

Helldorado    

I see this dude's mugshot and only one thing comes to mind...

"You tell that old mud duck to get his ass off my property." - Crossroads (and no, not that crappy Britney Spears film!)

1806 days ago
6.

Quellie509    

Why do you keep saying "ex"-Fiance'? They were STILL engaged??? I thought you kept up on important details like that...Why are you reporting half-truths?

1806 days ago
7.

shirliana    

SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR FIANCEE DEATH... THAT IS SO TRAGIC...
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU AND UR FAMILY MEMBERS AS WELL AS UR DEPARTED FIANCEE FAMILY MEMBERS...

TAKE COURAGE (ITS EASY TO SAY)... BUT REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES YOU BOTH HAD...

MY CONDOLENCES TO ALL OF YOU...

MAY HE REST IN PEACE

1806 days ago
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Felicia    

It's ashamed that two grown a$$ men would be fighting like that. There is nothing that serious to fight over. Now one of them is dead and the other one should be sitting in jail for life.

1806 days ago
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Louise    

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has a good scoop: Defense attorney: A.J. Jewell pulled gun on man charged with killing him @ ajc dot com. The attorney suggests since there is no official cause of death, until the autopsy is finished, the charge should be dropped. Interesting . . .

1806 days ago
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Kimberly Wash    

No matter what happened to A.J. the fool that killed him should pay! A.J seemed to be a great guy and did not deserve what happened to him!

1806 days ago
11.

diana    

I live in Atlanta and different stories and conspiracies are going around the city....The one I've heard much is that people are being paid off by the owner of the club, Veronica, to keep quite about what they saw. Cops are crooked too and they could be getting paid. There are security cameras all around the parking lot...why are those not being looked at to see if he actually got up and was walking around. Where's the 911 voice recorded tape?? You can't tell me if there was THAT many witnesses that no one called 911?? And why would Veronica drive A.J. to the hospital and not her own man(the accused)?? I think A.J. either was dead or it was obvious he had major life threatening injuries and she chose to drive him so she could cover for her man and say A.J. died after the fight not during it. Either way, weither he died during the fight or 1 hr after it..point is the fight caused the trauma that killed him, therefore this guy is guilty of MURDER. If it's true that this Fred guy was on top of A.J. and just kept picking up A.J.'s head and slamming it back on the asphalt then hello....he killed him. What is wrong with people?? Fighting is not the answer to any problem. My heart goes out to Kandi. She is the only woman on the entire Atl Housewives cast that I am happy to say represents Atl the way it should be.

1806 days ago
12.

Leah    

It is so disheartening to hear of this sad, sad news.

1805 days ago

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