The Real Housewives of Atlanta: More Updates on A.J. Jewell's Death
Kris De Leon
Kris De Leon
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Defense attorney Dennis Scheib is optimistic more than ever that charges will be dropped against his client, Frederick Richardson, the suspect accused of beating A.J. Jewell's to death on October 2 outside an Atlanta nightclub, now that the Fulton County medical examiner has shed new light on Jewell's death. 

"I've been told my client will be okay," Scheib said of Richardson, who was charged with voluntary manslaughter in the death of Ashley "A.J." Jewell. "I think they're going to dismiss it."

According to the Fulton County medical examiner's office, the preliminary autopsy results reveals Jewell suffered from sickle cell anemia--- a premise that affected Magistrate Judge Karen Woodson's decision regarding Richardson's relatively low $10,000 bond that got him out of jail. Whether or not that could have caused Jewell's death earlier this month is still unclear. However, what's clear from the medical examiner's report was that Jewell did not die from blunt force trauma. A county medical examiner has even confirmed that there was not sufficient blunt force trauma to cause death.

"There were some findings suggestive [of sickle cell]," said Kelly Rose with the medical examiner's office. Investigators were told that sickle cell runs in Jewell's family.

Jewells appeared on several episodes of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. He was also the former fiance of The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burrus.

-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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