Washington Post reports that the family of a Georgia man who died after being sucked dry by bugs in his jail cell, says the Washington Post.
The cell in which he was kept was unfit for an animal with a serious disease. This is inexcusable and it’s deplorable,” family attorney Michael Harper said at a news conference Thursday.
The Post, citing an autopsy, reported that Lashawn Thomson, 35, had been found dead in his jail cell in September 2022, with an “extremely serious” infestation of tiny insects all over his body. He had been held in the psychiatric section of the Fulton County Jail on a misdemeanor assault charge for around three months.
According to a document obtained CNN, the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Thompson’s cause and manner of death are not known. The report listed “other conditions,” including “schizoaffective disorders, bipolar disorder and acute exacerbation.”
Harper claims that Thompson was in good health when he was arrested.
Harper stated that it was unacceptable to leave a mentally-ill prisoner alone to die in a jail.
It is impossible that this man would be monitored every two-hours. It seemed like he wasn’t monitored for months.”
The Post has obtained a picture of the cell that was infested with lice. A filthy, strewn floor is visible.