Ex-Fiancé of Reality TV Star Beaten to Death

Atlanta cops arrest suspect in slaying of Housewives figure

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 3, 2009 3:59 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police have arrested a suspect in the high-profile beating death of a man formerly engaged to one of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. AJ Jewell died of massive head injury last night after a fight outside a strip club he partly owned. He appeared on several episodes of the reality show while engaged to Kandi Burruss. Police charged a club employee with voluntary manslaughter today, but still don't know details, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Burruss, who broke up with Jewell in August but still cares for two of his six children, requested privacy. In a Twitter post, she wrote: “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.” Burruss was a member of the now-defunct R&B group Xscape.

Ashley Jewell and Kandi Burruss in a frame grab from YouTube.
Ashley Jewell and Kandi Burruss in a frame grab from YouTube.   (YouTube)
Kandi Burruss poses as she arrives at the 9th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles.
Kandi Burruss poses as she arrives at the 9th Annual BET Awards in Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
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