Justice Scalia Found Dead With a Pillow Over His Head

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John Poindexter, honored by Barack Obama
Houston businessman John Poindexter seen in this photo being honored by Barack Obama

This report comes from the San Antonio Express.

Justice Scalia’s last hours were spent at the luxurious Cibolo Creek Ranch. It was his first visit to the famed hunting lodge. Guests said he was animated, engaged and enjoying himself during dinner Friday night.

There were three dozen guests at an event that was said to have nothing to do with politics or law.

He was found dead hours later of natural causes.

About 9 p.m. Justice Scalia said, “It’s been a long day and a long week, I want to get some sleep,” recalled Houston businessman John Poindexter, who owns the 30,000-acre luxury ranch.

When Poindexter tried to awaken Scalia about 8:30 the next morning, the judge’s door was locked and he did not answer. Three hours later, Poindexter returned after an outing, with a friend of Scalia who had come from Washington with him.

“We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled,” said Poindexter.

“He was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap,” he said.

He was cold and could not be resuscitated. No one explained the pillow over his head. The reporter apparently didn’t ask or maybe got the quote wrong.

A Justice of the Peace was found hours after his body was discovered. She declared him dead from natural causes over the phone, without seeing him. An autopsy was not ordered. The manager of the funeral home said the family made it clear they did not want one. His doctor said he suffered from a host of conditions.

The Justice of the Peace said she was reassured by police that there was no sign of foul play. She said the reports quoting her as saying a heart attack are incorrect. She said his heart stopped beating, he died of natural causes.

She told WFAA-TV that Scalia’s death certificate would list myocardial infarction — a heart attack — as the official cause of death, The Washington Post reported.

What about the pillow? Will someone please explain the pillow?

Source: San Antonio Express

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  1. The description of the circumstances of death of such a prominent person should have been explicit and non-ambiguous.

  2. Pillow over his head? What does that mean? If the pillow was not actually covering his head why would anyone even comment that it was “over” his head? Why mention it at all?
    Lots of things could have been over his head. The headboard; the wall. . .
    “He was found dead, a WALL over his head.” or “a HEAD BOARD over his head”.
    They were not mentioned…because they were not covering his face!

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