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Man found dead in jail cell after being ate by bedbugs

Chileeeeeeeeee…..a man was killed by bedbugs inside a Atlanta jail.

35-year-old Lashawn Thompson was found dead on September 13, 2022, three months after he had been arrested on a misdemeanor trial.

Lashawn Thompson

Thompson was found dead inside a dilapidated cell covered in grime and insects. The cell was located in the psychiatric unit after determining that Thompson had mental health issues but was physically healthy.

His family attorney says bedbugs ate him.

BedBugs ate Lashawn Thompson

According to reports, the cell was so nasty that employees had to wear hazmat suits to enter the cell.

Lashawn Thompson jail cell

They had a plan to take him to the medical observation unit but their plan never happened and they found him dead, eaten by these bed bugs, Harper said.

Thompson’s Alabama family had no clue that he was incarcerated but found out when authorities in Atlanta notified them about Thompson’s death.

Correctional officers were not able to save Thompson. An autopsy on his cause of death came back undetermined.

The autopsy did say there was an “extremely severe” infestation of small insects on Thompson’s body and a “severed bed bud infestation” in his cell.

It was also revealed in the autopsy that Thompson had signs of cuts and wounds along his body from picking skin.

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office said they launched a full investigation into Thompson’s death and had committed $500,000 to address the outbreaks in their jail.

However, the family say more should be done.

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Hi, my name is Gerald Jackson and I am 27-years-old. I was born and raised in Troy, Alabama. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am a Journalist, Influencer, Content Creator, and a Man of Faith! I have been blogging for 8 years and I love it! I don't shy away from the truth, always speak my mind, and before I take anything back, I'll add more to it. Follow me on my social media below to keep up with my personal life. LOL!

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