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Inmate Death At State Penitentiary

(KFOR NEWS  December 12, 2019)   77 year old, Serviano Ruiz died shortly after 5:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.  His sentence started on July 3, 2019. Ruiz was serving a two year sentence out of Lancaster County for abuse of a vulnerable adult.  His sentence started on July 3, 2019.  While the cause of death has yet to be determined, Ruiz was being treated for a medical condition.

As is the case whenever an inmate dies in the custody of the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, a grand jury will conduct an investigation.

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