Criminal charges have been dropped in the death of AJ Jewell of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
According to RollingOut.com, Fredrick Richardson won’t be facing charges of voluntary manslaughter in AJ’s passing after a fight outside of an Atlanta gentlemen’s club last year.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s office determined that AJ, who was once engaged to Atlanta housewife Kandi Burruss, died from “a sickle cell crisis” and not injuries he suffered during the October scuffle.
The Fulton Country District Attorney’s Office released a statement saying that the decision of whether or not charge Fredrick was held up because AJ’s family didn’t believe the findings of his autopsy.
“The family of the deceased expressed grave concern regarding the accuracy of the autopsy findings,” the D.A.’s office stated. “For that reason, our office enlisted the service of two additional medical experts who specialize in the area of sickle cell diagnosis and treatment.”
Reportedly AJ’s family blames Kandi for hinting that he died as the result of sickle cell anemia and not the fight during a reunion special for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”
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