Bond has been denied for Frederick Richardson, the alleged killer of Kandi Burruss‘ fiance A.J. Jewell. Richardson is charged with voluntary manslaughter, after the fatal fight last Friday evening outside of the club Body Tap. According to the Examiner:
Defense counsel for Richardson said that the charges were premature because it still is not known exactly what killed Jewell.
“They don’t know cause of death… they don’t know how he died,” defense attorney Dennis Scheib stated. Police state, however, that once the fight began and Jewell went down, he was unable to defend himself.
And the AJC reports details on the judge’s bond decision:
Magistrate Sylvia McCoy said she based her decision “on the nature of the crime.”
Credible sources (including our own) are still reporting that the cause of the fight stemmed from a business deal gone wrong, and despite early reports saying AJ suffered a severe and fatal blow to the head during the fight, Richardson’s lawyers say that’s not what happened:
The Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Tuesday it was still waiting on test results before deciding how Jewell, 34, died.
While waiting for the hearing to start, Scheib told reporters Jewell started the dispute with Richardson, the general manager at the club since May.
Scheib said Jewell was stretched out on Richardson’s sofa in his office “with a gun” beside him earlier in the day Friday.
Richardson said to Jewell “‘what are you doing?’ He [Jewell] said ‘I’ve got something for you,’” Scheib said.
According to Richardson, Scheib said, Jewell then pulled back the slide on the handgun.
Later in the parking lot, “A.J. comes out and says ‘I’ve got something for you.’ He takes off his shirt.. and hits Richardson twice,” Scheib said.
The two exchange blows and then Richardson leaves the parking lot. He went to the hospital to have his broken index finger treated. Scheib said. As Richardson was driving out of the parking lot, “A.J. was walking away. He wasn’t beaten to death,” Scheib said. For more info click here