- The family of an inmate who died in Fulton County Jail in Atlanta last year says he was eaten alive by insects and bed bugs. The family of Lashawn Thompson and their lawyer are now calling for a criminal investigation into his death.
The family’s attorney, Michael Harper, said in a statement that Thompson was arrested for a misdemeanor simple battery charge on June 12. He was taken to Fulton County Jail and was placed in the psychiatric wing due to mental health issues.
- But three months later, he “was found dead in a filthy jail cell after being eaten alive by insects and bed bugs,” Harper said.