Independent autopsy results released Monday by the family of a Fulton County inmate who says their relative was “eaten alive” by bed bugs confirmed the man died of neglect.
Lashawn Thompson, 35, was arrested on June 12, 2022, for a misdemeanor simple battery charge. He was sent to Fulton County Jail and placed in the psychiatric wing because he had mental health issues. Three months later, on September 19, Thompson “was found dead in a filthy jail cell after being eaten alive by insects and bed bugs,” family attorney Michael Harper said in a statement on Facebook (WARNING: disturbing images).
On Monday, attorney Benjamin Crump, who is also representing Thompson’s family, held a press conference and said Thompson had schizophrenia and didn’t receive the medication he needed. Crump added
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