Cook County Jail detainee charged with murder in death of cellmate 02/06/2020 9:53 am PST Comments WGN / Cook County via WGN: 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. MORE: Cook County Jail detainee charged with murder in death of cellmate - WGN #Chicago #Illinois #Incarceration #Murder #WGN Related Stories Two more inmates killed at Mississippi State Penitentiary Ohio corrections officer pleads guilty in assault of inmate California inmate kills prisoner serving life for child sexual assault 2nd child molester dies after prison attack by inmate serving life Police catch inmate who escaped jail by carving through brick wall Suspect in murder of MMA gym owner dies after fight with inmate Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.