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Man Arrested In Death Of Atlanta Housewives Ex-Fiance

Oct. 4 2009, Published 2:52 p.m. ET

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Atlanta police have arrested Fredrick Richardson in the beating death of Ashley "A.J." Jewell, ex-fiancé of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss.

Jewell, who had appeared on the Bravo reality show several times, died Friday night.

The brawl between the two men occurred in the parking lot outside the Body Tap strip club.  Jewell was taken to Piedmont Hospital, where he died of blunt force trauma to the head.

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Richardson was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, and after witnesses described the fight, on Saturday he was arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter.  He'll be transferred to jail after he'd discharged from the hospital.

Law enforcement is hopeful there will be a successful prosecution.  "We have a pretty good number of witnesses that are being very cooperative," Officer James Polite told The Atlanta Constitution.

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