THE man on charge for the murder of Romanian Dana Leonte has had an eventful first week in the Alhaurín de la Torre prison.
Inside reports have revealed that Sergio has saved the life of an inmate just over a week after he was introduced into the penitentiary.
Sergio was inducted into prison on September 28 after he was arrested for the alleged murder of Dana Leonte.
Official reports reveal he entered prison and was placed in a cell with a convicted murderer as they are both placed in a special unit necessary for prisoner protection and a different timetables.
His cellmate entered Alhaurín de la Torre prison on September 7, accused on killing his own mother with a hunting rifle in his home town of Torre del Mar.
According to the police report, he had apparently threatened his sister before the mother intervened to prevent her from hurting her daughter, resulting in a fatal shotgun wound.
Last Sunday at around 4.30pm guards at the penitentiary were alerted to screams and loud banging on the cell door of their shared cell.
Upon investigation the officers found Sergio frantically shouting to get the officers attention, whilst his cellmate sat crying on his bed with a bed sheet tied around his neck.
According to sources close to the case it was Sergio who had talked the man down from trying to commit suicide.
In the case of murdered Dana, her remains have still not been discovered apart from a single femur which has been found to belong to the 28 year old.
Sergio still protests his innocence, insisting that the woman moved back to Romania of her own free will and that the bleach smell from his home was due to trying to destroy an ant infestation before a visit from social services.
However the judge dealing with the trial has a total of 14 cases against Mr Ruiz which was enough to send him into custody.