DEBUNKED: The Pillow “Over Scalia’s Face”

But this won’t stop the conspiracy nuts. The Los Angeles Times reports:

He was 79 with high blood pressure, and his health was deemed too precarious for shoulder surgery. Yet the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is getting the full conspiracy theory treatment. For that, the blame starts with a Texas law that allows presiding judges without medical expertise to determine a cause of death and decide whether an autopsy is needed — even without viewing a body.

Add to the mix an ambiguous remark from the Texas millionaire who found the justice dead, a comment from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and speculation from conservative media figures. Scalia was staying near the Mexican border at a remote Presidio County ranch owned by John Poindexter, who went looking for the justice when he didn’t show up for breakfast Saturday morning. He found Scalia dead in his room. “We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head,” Poindexter told the San Antonio Express-News.

Trump seized on the comment, taking it to mean that a pillow had been found over Scalia’s face. No matter that Poindexter later clarified his remark. The pillow was between Scalia’s head and the headboard, the Texas businessman told The Times on Tuesday. Scalia looked peaceful, “almost as if a model had been put in the bed,” he said.

No headline about this on Breitbart. How curious.