Sheriff addresses alleged serial killer's jail conditions

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- For the past two months, Juan David Ortiz has been held at the Webb County Jail.

Back in October Ortiz's attorney complained to the court that Ortiz was being subjected to cruel and unusual punishment because he was allegedly being held in a padded cell without any clothing and that he was also not being given utensils to eat with.

We spoke to Sheriff Martin Cuellar about that complaint and he says those accusations are completely false.

Cuellar says Ortiz is being held in a regular jail cell under constant observation by a jailer.

He adds that they abide by all of the guidelines set out by the state jail commission.

Cuellar says that complaints of these type are not unusual from inmates, but stresses that they follow all of the policies set forth by the state.