CHICAGO (WGN) -- A detainee at Cook County Jail has been charged in the beating death of his cellmate over the weekend.
Christian Gonzalez, 24, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of 19-year-old Pedro Ruiz.
Ruiz was discovered unresponsive in his cell shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday by a correctional officer. He was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Gonzalez has been jailed since June 2 on attempted murder and other charges in an unrelated case.