Frederick Richardson, the man accused of killing Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, RHOA Kandi Burruss ex-fiancee, was released on a $10,000 bond last Tuesday.
Richardson walked out of the Fulton County Jail around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to his attorney Dennis Scheib.
Richardson was then at the Fulton County Courthouse four hours later for a bond hearing, which was canceled because he was already free.
Only if he is indicted for killing Ashley “A.J.” Jewell would Richardson return to court, the judge said.
Police initially said Jewell died of a head injury but preliminary autopsy results suggest Jewell’s death may have been related to sickle cell anemia. The Fulton County medical examiner is waiting for test results before determining a cause of death.
According to defense attorney Dennis Scheib, Jewell threatened Richardson with a gun while the two men were in an office at the Body Tap.
After they reached the parking lot, Scheib said, Jewell threw the first punch.
The fight was brief.
Richardson drove himself to a hospital to be treated for a broken finger, and Jewell was taken to Piedmont Hospital, where he died later that evening.
Scheib complained after court that Richardson should not have been charged and jailed until the police finished its investigation, which depends on the autopsy results.
“He cooperated with the police and they chose to put him in jail … after they knew the man had a medical condition,” Scheib said.
This Thursday is the Reunion show for the Real Housewives of Atlanta. The host asked Kandi how she is doing since the incident. Watch below to see what Kandi has to say:
R.I.P. Ashley “A.J.” Jewell