A former “The Real Housewives of Dallas” guest star has been beaten to death by an ex-boyfriend, whom she used to live with. Nathaniel Mitchell has been charged with murder after allegedly severely battering Texas entrepreneur Donna Alexander, leading to her death.
The incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 21, according to Fox 4. Grand Prairie Police told the Dallas News that Alexander, who spent a major portion of her life advocating against domestic violence, was beaten at her home in Grand Prairie had severe head injuries upon being rushed to Baylor University Medical Center.
She had been placed on life support before being taken off and succumbing to her injuries on Monday, Sept. 24. She died at age 34 and leaves behind two children, a son and daughter.
Meanwhile, her 34-year-old ex-boyfriend has been held in the Tarrant County without bond, the Associated Press reported Sept. 29. Upon his arrest, he was charged with aggravated assault, but it was upgraded to murder when Alexander died.
“She was sweet. So sweet. So soft-spoken,” her friend Delores Hodge said to Fox 4. “My last text message from her, she said ‘I love you.’”
Alexander, who founded the national headline-making The Anger Room for stress relief, was well-known in the Dallas area and had been seen in an episode of RHOD just days before her brutal beating. During the episode, cast member LeeAnne Locken invited the women to The Anger Room so they could blow off some steam, People magazine reported.
D’Andra Simmons, a star on the Bravo series, told Fox 4 that Alexander was “such a good soul and a nice person.”
“You remember people like that in your life. When I found out what happened to her I had no idea, which is quite often the story,” Simmons said. “Successful women, that it looks like they have everything going for them from the outside, but then there’s a secret they’re hiding.”