There was no autopsy at the family’s request and his body was flown from El Paso to Washington, DC, late Sunday afternoon.
Scalia was described as “animated and engaged” during a dinner on Friday night.
“He was seated near me and I had a chance to observe him,” Poindexter said. “He was very entertaining. But about 9 p.m. he said, ‘It’s been a long day and a long week. I want to get some sleep.’ ”