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Parents of 'Housewives' Ex -- It's Still Murder

10/17/2009 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The parents of "Real Housewives" star A.J. Jewell still claim their son was beaten to death -- even after a medical examiner claims sickle cell anemia may have played a role his death.

The parents' rep gave TMZ the following statement on their behalf:

"Our son 'AJ' had the sickle cell trait which caused no related medical problems during his life. We feel AJ's death was a result of the malicious attack by the individual and/or individuals present during the fight."

Meanwhile, the defense attorney for Frederick Richardson -- the club manager who was charged with voluntary manslaughter of Jewell -- told TMZ: "I would have liked to have found a cause of death before rushing to judgment."


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what an ugly dude.

1810 days ago


this guy has six children what was he doing at a srip club needed to be taking care of these kids

1810 days ago



1810 days ago



July 23-August 22

Your love life is due for a bump, and you can feel good social energy flooding in to help you out. Take some time off with your mate or go looking for someone new -- it's hard for you to fail today!

1810 days ago


That chick with the short blond hair on TMZ is smoking HOT.....

1810 days ago


Whatever traits or disease AJ may have had he didn't instantaneously explode, AJ was beaten and only then did he die. Is the coroner saying that if AJ didn't have a sickle cell trait and/or anemia he would not be dead?

Having a trait is not the same as having the disease, it just means he can pass it on to offspring. However, if he had anemia, the amount of blood loss may have not killed someone else but the point is AJ was beaten and apparently wounded; if not for that he'd be alive.

Well I hope the district attorney and AJ's family are still on the same page and the defendant(s) will be tried for AJ's death.

May you rest in peace AJ.

1810 days ago


That’s a little rude to be calling someone that passed away "ugly". I feel sorry for you for living your life with zero compassion!

1777 days ago

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