The conservative Judge Scalia was pronounced dead over the phone by Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara. She never saw the body but took the word of law enforcement on the scene.
The law enforcement officials told Guevara that there was no evidence of any foul play. The 79-year old judge died of natural causes. He was said to have had a number of chronic health conditions.
The family has said that an autopsy will not be conducted. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
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