Photo by Bob Andres, AJC
Frederick Richardson, the man accused of killing Ashley “A.J. Jewell during a brawl in the parking lot of the Body Tap strip club, has been freed on bond. Richardson appeared in front of a judge today (Tuesday, Oct. 20), and left the Fulton County Jail after Magistrate Judge Karen Woodson set bond at $10,000. Richardson will not return to court until he’s indicted.
Jewell died at a local hospital on October 5th, just moments after the fight. Richardson was arrested and held without bond in the case a day later. Specifics of Richardson’s are not being revealed, however one can only assume that the Fulton County coroner’s report which stated that Sickle Cell disease may have caused AJ’s death, was a contributing factor in the judges decision.