Another inmate murdered Pedro Ruiz, 19 residing in the Cook County Jail in the cell itself. Ruiz was placed in a two-member cell along with another inmate. A clash between the two led to a fight and Ruiz ended up losing his life. This incident took place on Thursday.
Killed In Half-An Hour
The inmate who murdered Pedro has been identified as Christian Gonzalez, 24. Pedro Ruiz was considered as a reputed gang member. Both of them were placed in the same cell by the authorities. It had been just half an hour of them being spotted together, and this happened. The murderer belonged to a rival gang, and it is due to this very rivalry he ended up killing Pedro. According to authorities, Pedro was viciously beaten up by the other inmate.
Video Of Beating Released
The police have captured a brief video of Gonzalez beating up Pedro. In the video, it can be seen that Pedro is being beaten up by a sock filled with soap bars continually for ten minutes. In addition to this, he also dragged Ruiz by his hair.
Gonzales belonged to a reputed member of the Satan Disciples street gang. When police asked him if why he beat the other inmate to death, he replied that he was a rival gang member. Ruiz belonged to the Almighty Saints, a street gang that has had a history of a feud with the Satan Disciples.
After getting beaten up badly, Ruiz was reportedly having difficulty breathing and the guards took very long to respond to this emergency condition. This information was found in a recorded interview between Gonzales and the police.
Upon investigating the matter, investigators found a bloody, ripped sock in the cell and a bloody undershirt too.