Okay conspiracy theorists, work these emerging facts into your theories.
John Poindexter, who owns the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was staying at the time of his death, is not some small time ranch owner or just an ordinary wealthy industrialist.
The Houston Business Journal reported in 2010 (My bold.), "he was once captain of the Vietnam War combat unit, Alpha Troop, 11th Armored Calvary Regiment.... He worked for many years and lobbied three presidents to direct attention to the heroism of his combat unit in a fight not recorded during the Vietnam War... President Barack Obama honored Poindexter and the troop with the Presidential Unit Citation, the nation’s highest award for unit valor, in a White House ceremony last October.
"Poindexter also received the C. Walter Nichols Award from the New York University Stern School of Business, an honor conferred annually on a leader who exemplifies the qualities of integrity, enterprise and service. Previous recipients have included David Rockefeller, Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan and Jack Welch."
The Texas Monthly reported in 2006, "He graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas in two years and eight months. He ran through New York University’s MBA program in a whirlwind nine months, then earned a Ph.D. in economics and finance from NYU while working as an investment banker on Wall Street."
Most interesting, as Texas Monthly noted, he is not sloppy:
He cannot enter a room without straightening nearly every picture on the wall, nor walk by a table without smoothing the linen, nor pass a rug without tugging a corner to flatten a wrinkle. He’ll open glass cabinets displaying thousands of arrowheads to reposition three. At one point, he got on his knees to redirect lights on the cabinets’ bottom shelves.
Yet when it came to the death of a Supreme Court Justice, he got mighty sloppy. As DC Whispers pointed out:
It was Poindexter who reportedly was among those who initially discovered the justice’s body, and who then coordinated with local officials to have Justice Scalia declared dead via a phone conversation with the area medical examiner, but without an actual medical examination of the body.Yup, you got it. Detail man who knows the higher echelons of power and he calls a justice of the peace who declares a Supreme Court justice dead of natural causes over the phone.