Atlanta Inmate Died From Neglect After He Was Found ‘Eaten Alive’ By Bugs

  • 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).