A lot of serious questions are raised by commentors to the Fellowship Of Minds article found at the link. Was it a professional hit? I have abridged the article just a tad.(r.a. note)
The Fellowship Of Minds By Dr. Eowyn Posted Mon., Feb.15, 2016
Scalia was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch resort in West Texas, reportedly as part of a private group of about 40 people. He arrived at the resort on Friday. When he didn’t appear for breakfast Saturday, someone went to his room to check on him and found him dead.
We are told Scalia had died in his sleep on the night of February 12 or in the early morning of February 13, 2016, of natural causes — a heart attack. (New York Post)
The “someone” who found him dead has been identified.
He is John Poindexter, 71, Houston businessman and the owner of the 30,000-acre Cibolo Creek Ranch. But get this: Poindexter said he found Scalia dead, on the bed, WITH A PILLOW OVER HIS HEAD.
Poindexter (on left) described Scalia as “animated and engaged” during dinner on Friday night: “He was seated near me and I had a chance to observe him. He was very entertaining. But about 9 p.m. he said, ‘it’s been a long day and a long week, I want to get some sleep’.” Everyone was in bed by 10 p.m.
Around 8:30 the next morning (Saturday), Poindexter went to Scalia’s room to wake him up. The room’s door was locked and Scalia did not answer. So Poindexter went for an outing with a friend of Scalia who had accompanied the Supreme Court justice from Washington.
Three hours later, Poindexter returned and, in his words, as quoted by mySA (My San Antonio) reporter John MacCormack, “We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. Everything was in perfect order. He was in his pajamas, peacefully, in bed. His bed clothes were unwrinkled. He was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap.”
Scalia did not have a pulse and his body was already cold. After consulting with a doctor at a hospital in Alpine, Poindexter concluded resuscitation would have been futile. He then contacted federal authorities. “They flew in by helicopter. They told me to secure the ranch, which I did until this morning.”
Scalia’s body was moved to the Sunset Funeral Home in El Paso, about 3 hours away, arriving at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Spokesman Chris Lujan said the funeral home was chosen by Scalia’s family and at the advice of a family friend.
The El Paso County medical examiner’s office said they hadn’t received any information regarding the possibility of performing an autopsy.
It took hours for authorities in remote West Texas to find a justice of the peace — Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara, (on left) who “pronounced Scalia dead of natural causes without seeing the body — which is permissible under Texas law — and without ordering an autopsy.”
Guevara said she had spoken to law enforcement officials at the scene, who assured her “there were no signs of foul play,” as well as Scalia’s physician in Washington, who said that Scalia had suffered from a host of chronic conditions.
Guevara is awaiting a statement from Scalia’s doctor that will be added to his death certificate when it is issued later this week. Guevara also said reports that Scalia had died of a heart attack are not true, insisting that “He died of natural causes.”
A manager at the Sunset Funeral Home where Scalia’s body was taken said that his family made it clear they did not want an autopsy.
Source: http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/02/14/scalia-found-dead-with-a-pillow-over-his-head/ via mySA; Washington Post]