Fredrick Richardson Charged With Manslaughter in Death of Kandi Burruss’ Fiance Ashley “A.J.” Jewell

Though he is still injured Fredrick Richardson, the man accused of killing Kandi Burruss’ fiance Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, was arraigned on voluntary manslaughter charges today:

Frederick Richardson, the man charged with killing the former fiancé of one of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” was ordered held without bond Tuesday until his next court appearance Oct. 20.

Jewell, who was reportedly trying to buy an interest in the Body Tap, was the fiance of the newest member of the cast of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Kandi Burruss, until August.

Police said Jewell had sustained a hard blow to the head and he was was beaten to death.

Richardson’s attorney, Dennis Scheib, argued the medical examiner has not determined a cause of death so there is nothing to support a voluntary manslaughter charge. He argued unsuccessfully that the charge should be dismissed.

“The cause of death is unknown,” Scheib said during the brief first appearance hearing. “To sustain a charge like that… there has to be a cause of death.”

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