If you want my opinion, the only crime that happened at the toney Cibolo Creek Ranch (114.6 miles by road from Estrella Vista) is that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spent $700 a night for the “El Presidente Suite.” I mean it’s nice, but that nice? I don’t think so, but you judge for yourself.
The guy that got this whole flap started is the resort’s owner, John Poindexter. In an interview with the San Antonio Express-News, he said: “We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bedclothes were unwrinkled.”
Speaking later to NBC News, he said: ‘The judge… was in complete repose. He was very peaceful in the bed. He had obviously passed away with no difficulty at all in the middle of the night.”
After failing to arouse Scalia earlier, Poindexter and one of Scalia’s friends entered the room between 11:30 and 11:40 am on Saturday morning.
They discovered the judge’s corpse, and a 911 call was made at 12:04 pm. Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez says he and his deputies were the first responders on the scene at about 12:30 pm following a 39-mile drive from the police department in Marfa to the remote resort. “I was told that he had been there and had been out hunting quail with his friends the day before. They said he had felt tired afterwards and went to bed around nine.”
“It was totally routine,” he said. But that fact is ignored by conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones, who believe Scalia’s death is proof that something nefarious is afoot.
“I think we need somebody there now to do the job,” she said, “and let’s get on with it.”
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