Schizophrenic Georgia jail inmate’s death is ruled a homicide caused by neglect after he was eaten by bed bugs: Autopsy paid for by Colin Kaepernick also blamed malnutrition and thirst
A schizophrenic jail inmate was killed after being consumed by bed bugs in a Georgia jail cell – with an autopsy ruling thirst and malnutrition also contributed to his demise. Lashawn Thompson, 35, died in September, three months after he was booked into the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, with fresh outrage over his horrific death emerging thanks to the release of autopsy findings by his family’s lawyers. The autopsy was paid for by the Autopsy Initiative of the Know Your Rights Camp, an initiative started by former NFL star and activist Colin Kaepernick . Public outrage over his death spread last month after a lawyer for his family, Michael Harper, released photos of Thompson’s face and body covered in insects. A combination of dehydration, rapid weight loss and malnutrition, complicated by untreated decompensated schizophrenia led to a fatal cardiac arrhythmia, the report says.