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Autopsy Report Reveals Schizophrenic Inmate Eaten Alive by Bugs in Filthy Cell Died of ‘Severe Neglect’

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Source: Mega

May 24 2023, Published 9:34 a.m. ET

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The legal team representing the family of a Georgia man, who tragically lost his life in September while he was imprisoned, claim a private autopsy showed he died due to severe neglect.

The autopsy, which was completed by the family of Lashawn Thompson, 35, stated he lost 32 pounds during the three months he was held in Fulton County Jail and he wasn’t given medication for an equal number of days, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

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The report also alleges Thompson was covered in lice that could have caused him to suffer from anemia.

The autopsy was completed by Dr. Roger Mitchell of RAM Consulting, who said because care was withheld from Thompson, his condition “deteriorated.”

“When he was found to be suffering from his illness, acute and urgent care was not provided to him. It is because of this severe neglect that Mr. Lashawn Thompson died. Therefore, the death of Lashawn Thompson is best classified as a homicide,” Mitchell said.

Mitchell’s report states Thompson had an “innumerable number of insects” on his head hair, face, facial hair, nose, mouth, chest, pubic area, arms and legs.

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Mitchell wrote, “The combination of dehydration, rapid weight loss and malnutrition complicated by untreated decompensated schizophrenia led to a fatal cardiac arrhythmia of Lashawn Thompson.”

He added, “Had Mr. Thompson received adequate care during his incarceration at the Fulton County Jail than he would not have died at the time that he did.”

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Thompson, who was homeless, ended up in jail after Georgia Tech police found him sleeping in a park outside a childcare center in Atlanta in June 2022, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Officers found a warrant for his arrest in Dothan, Alabama, on a 2017 car theft charge and also charged him with simple battery after he allegedly spit on one of the officers.

On Sept. 13, 2022, Thompson was found unresponsive in the jail’s psychiatric wing covered in insects, officials said.

The Fulton County Medical Examiner report lists his cause of death as undetermined. It also states his body showed no signs of trauma, officials said.

The report did state the jail had a “severe” bed bug infestation.

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