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Nebraska State Penitentiary inmate dies

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Posted at 5:55 PM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-11 18:55:21-05

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) says 77-year-old Serviano Ruiz died Wednesday morning at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Ruiz was serving a two-year sentence out of Lancaster County for abuse of a vulnerable adult which started on July 3, 2019.

Cause of death has yet to be determined; however, Ruiz was being treated for a medical condition.

A grand jury will conduct an investigation into the death, as is the case anytime an inmate dies in NDCS custody.