'The pillow was against the headboard': Texas ranch owner clarifies Scalia comments

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The owner of a Texas ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday is clarifying comments he made in the wake of the discovery of Scalia's body.

John Poindexter's original comment to the San Antonio Express-News, "We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head," has been misconstrued as evidence that he was smothered to death at Cibolo Creek Ranch.

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The entrance to the Cibolo Creek Ranch, the day after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, February 14 , 2016 in Shafter, Texas.

The conspiracy's flames were further fanned by Donald Trump, the Republican presidential campaign's frontrunner, who matter-of-factly told the radio host Michael Savage "they found the pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow."

The radio host Alex Jones said so too: "I was the first to come out and say this should be a murder investigation, and they better not not do an autopsy," Jones said in a video on his Facebook page Tuesday. "Then he's found with a pillow over his face."

But that's not true, Poindexter told multiple media outlets on Tuesday.

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in 2012.

Scalia "had a pillow over his head, not over his face as some have been saying. The pillow was against the headboard," he told CBS This Morning.

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'The pillow was against the headboard': Texas ranch owner clarifies Scalia comments

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To CNN: Scalia "had a pillow over his head, not over his face.... against the headboard and over his head."

And to the Los Angeles Times: The pillow, again, was found between Scalia's head and the bed's headboard.

The 79-year-old judge was reportedly in poor health with a "history of heart trouble and high blood pressure," the New York Times said.

Local officials said he died of heart failure.

No autopsy was ordered, however, and he was declared dead over the phone, so Trump, Jones and Savage -- and their legions of disbelievers -- will have to take the government at its word.

That, so far, seems unlikely.

RELATED: The scene outside the Supreme Court after Scalia's passing:

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'The pillow was against the headboard': Texas ranch owner clarifies Scalia comments
A candle is seen at the steps of the US Supreme Court February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC, following the announcement of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia, a fiery conservative who helped shape American legal thought, was first appointed to the highest court in the land in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, making him the first Italian-American to serve there. Scalia was 79. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A worship announcement is posted in front of the United Methodist Building across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington where the flag flies at half-staff in honor of the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
A U.S. flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, after is was announced that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, had died. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
A flag at the US Supreme Court is lowered to half staff February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC, following the announcement of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia, a fiery conservative who helped shape American legal thought, was first appointed to the highest court in the land in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, making him the first Italian-American to serve there. Scalia was 79. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: The American flag flies at half mast at the U.S. Supreme Court February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was at a Texas Ranch Saturday morning when he died at the age of 79. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: A young man places a candle light in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., February 13, 2016, after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia died today on a ranch near San Antonio, TX. He was 79. (Photo by Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
The US Supreme Court is seen February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC, following the announcement of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia, a fiery conservative who helped shape American legal thought, was first appointed to the highest court in the land in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, making him the first Italian-American to serve there. Scalia was 79. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of the US Capitol from the Supreme Court February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
A view of the US Supreme Court on February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a fiery conservative who helped shape American legal thought, died on February 13, 2016. He was 79. Scalia, the longest-serving justice on the high court, died in his sleep while on a hunting trip in Texas, local media reported. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The US Capitol is seen from US Supreme Court February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC. US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who helped shape the legal thought of his time, has died, the governor of his home state of Texas confirmed Saturday, February 13, 2016. He was 79. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The US Supreme Court is seen February 13, 2016 in Washington, DC, following the announcement of the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia, a fiery conservative who helped shape American legal thought, was first appointed to the highest court in the land in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, making him the first Italian-American to serve there. Scalia was 79. / AFP / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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