*Once again one the "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" is making the news and it this time it's really not good.
Ashley Jewell, the former fiancé of the newest cast member, Kandi Burruss, and father of six, has died of wounds received in a beating early Saturday in the parking lot of the Body Tap strip club in Atlanta
"It appears he was involved in an altercation in the parking lot and he received a severe blow to the head," Atlanta Police Lt. Keith Meadows told WSB TV 2. Jewell, who reportedly had a partial ownership in the club, was taken to a hospital where he later died.
According to the Atlanta constitution Journal, Fredrick Richardson, an employee at the club, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Richardson was also hospitalized due to injuries sustained in the fight and is at Grady Memorial Hospital, but will be jailed once released by medical staff, the paper reported.
Kandi & Ashley
Atlanta police spokesman, Officer James Polite, said detectives were still “trying to figure out [what happened]. We had a pretty good number of witnesses that are being cooperative.”
But the cause of the fight was still not known Saturday.
Burruss was flooded with condolences Saturday on her social networking pages on Twitter.com and MySpace.com.
She thanked friends for their condolences and asked for prayers for Jewell’s six children.
She also asked to be left alone: “im just in one of those moods where i dont wanna talk, i dont wanna b held & told its gonna b ok. i just wanna cry myself 2 sleep, alone,” she wrote on a Twitter.com post.
Kim Zolciak, a fellow "Housewives" castmate, said in a phone interview from California Saturday morning how "disgusted" she was that someone could take a life like this.
UPDATE: WHAT THEY ARE SAYING HAPPENED:
October 3rd, 2009 at 6:13 am
Here’s what they are saying happened
First off it wasn’t bout money. Aj was jumnped by “Cornbread” the husband off BODY TAPS owner (Veronica) Cornbread had a partner with him who participated. Veronica is the one who drove AJ to the hospital instead of calling the ambulance. We believe AJ was killed at the BODY TAP during the fight and Veronica is covering it up in order to protect her husband. AJ was in the process of buying the club from them, Cornbread was jealous of AJ and Veronica being cool. Cornbread hit AJ in the head with a bottle which contributed to his death. Why would Veronica take AJ to the hospital instead of her husband who was bleeding everywhere????? Cause they made up the story that he was alive on the way there.