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Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could not have died in a more corrupt county than Presidio Co., Texas.
In fact, the Hollywood violent thriller “No Country for Old Men” was partially filmed at the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Scalia is said to have died in his sleep from “natural causes,” reportedly a heart attack, sometime during the evening of Friday, February 12.
Scalia flew to the ranch’s private airport on a charter, arriving around noon on Friday.
The identities of the other guests staying at the ranch with Scalia has also remained a closely-guarded secret.
Scalia’s body was viewed by Poindexter, Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez, and U.S. Marshal Ken Roberts.
A U.S. Border Patrol car also arrived at the scene. Dominguez is a 20-year incumbent.
His Democratic primary challenger in the upcoming primary election, former deputy sheriff Caesar Melendez, says Dominguez is incompetent and owned-and-operated by special interests in the county. Melendez said that sudden or unattended deaths like that of Scalia are always treated as homicides until deemed otherwise from collected evidence, including, at a minimum, an eyes-on inquest. Scalia’s family requested that no autopsy be performed but Texas law requires a legitimate medical inquest, which was not conducted in Scalia’s case.
The funeral director who embalmed Scalia said it is standard procedure to flush bodily fluids, including blood and urine, into the municipal sewage system. Sheriff candidate Melendez said that is not the normal procedure in Presidio County where Scalia died because with a high water table there is always the potential for contamination from sewage system leeching potentially dangerous fluids into the fresh water supply.
Arid desert counties like Presidio take clean water seriously. Someone obviously wanted Scalia moved out of Presidio County to El Paso where there would be no trace of blood or other bodily fluids that could have later yielded clues as to what drugs were in his system when he died.