Justice Scalia Requiescat in pace: “My gut tells me there is something fishy going on!” – Former D.C. homicide commander

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Justice Scalia Requiescat in pace.

My children are faithful because we’d travel miles every Sunday to find a devout Mass! – Antonin Scalia

‘My gut tells me there is something fishy going on’: Former D.C. homicide commander weighs in as conspiracy theories swirl around the death of Scalia

  • William Ritchie has raised questions of how Scalia’s death was treated 

  • Questioned the actions of a U.S. Marshal and a Texas judge

  • Judge Cinderela Guevara did not ask for an autopsy when she was called 

  • She said Scalia died of natural causes, despite not seeing the body 

  • Ritchie said: ‘What medical proof exists of a myocardial Infarction? Why not a cerebral hemorrhage?’

A former D.C. homicide commander believes there is something ‘fishy’ about the circumstances surrounding Justice Scalia’s death. William O. Ritchie, the former head of criminal investigations for the capital’s police department, questioned the way the local authorities handled the 79-year-old’s passing at a ranch over the weekend.  Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara announced the veteran jurist died of natural causes, without seeing the body and without ordering an autopsy. Scalia’s personal doctor, Brian Monahan, has revealed he had a history of heart problems, high blood pressure and had been too weak to undergo a recent surgery.

A former D.C. homicide commander believes there is something 'fishy' about the circumstances surrounding Justice Scalia's death. There are questions over why an autopsy wasn't performed and his cause of death was determined as 'natural causes' by a judge who hadn't seen his body 

But it didn’t stop a flurry of conspiracy theories about what happened, including a scathing account by Ritchie.According to the Washington Post, he wrote: ‘You have a Supreme Court Justice who died, not in attendance of a physician, ‘You have a non-homicide trained US Marshal tell the justice of peace that no foul play was observed. 

‘You have a justice of the peace pronounce death while not being on the scene and without any medical training opining that the justice died of a heart attack. ‘What medical proof exists of a myocardial Infarction? Why not a cerebral hemorrhage.He also raised concerns about the actions of the U.S. Marshal who called Guevara to report the judge’s death. ‘How can the Marshal say, without a thorough post mortem, that he was not injected with an illegal substance that would simulate a heart attack,’ he added. ‘Did the US Marshal check for petechial hemorrhage in his eyes or under his lips that would have suggested suffocation? ‘Did the US Marshal smell his breath for any unusual odor that might suggest poisoning? My gut tells me there is something fishy going on in Texas.’

A spokesman for the Marshal service told the Washington Post the officer did not give a determination of death.  Monahan would not comment on the circumstances surrounding his patient’s death because of confidentiality.  The 79-year-old, who sat on the Supreme Court bench for 20 years, was found dead at a ranch in Texas during a retreat with friends and admirers.

Did the US Marshal smell his breath for any unusual odor that might suggest poisoning? My gut tells me there is something fishy going on in Texas
William Ritchie, former DC homicide detective  

The hearse carrying Justice Scalia's body arrives at El Paso Airport on Sunday. His remains were then flown to Virginia. 

 

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