Man Accused in Death of Atlanta "Housewives" Star's Fiance Free

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2009  |  Updated 8:15 PM EDT
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Man Accused in Death of Atlanta "Housewives" Star's Fiance Free

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 28: (L-R) TV personalities NeNe Leakes, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Sheree Whitfield and Kandi Burruss from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" arrive at the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

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A strip club worker accused of beating to death the ex-fiance of a "Real Housewives of Atlanta" cast member has been freed on bond.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Frederick Richardson was freed Tuesday on $10,000 bond. He is charged with voluntary manslaughter for the death of Ashley "A.J." Jewell, who was engaged to "Housewives" member Kandi Burruss until August.

Jewell died Oct. 2 hours after getting into a fight with Richardson in the parking lot of the Body Tap strip club. Richardson is not scheduled to return to court until his case goes before a grand jury.

His attorney says Jewell had an underlying medical condition that caused his death.

Jewell appeared on several episodes of the hit reality television show.

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