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

Hear the 911 Call Ranch Owner Made After Justice Scalia Was Found Dead
Hear the 911 Call Ranch Owner Made After Justice Scalia Was Found Dead

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.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At West Texas Resort
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dies At West Texas Resort

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.

Antonin Scalia
Antonin Scalia

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 toldCBS This Morning.

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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.

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