Michael Marin was once a successful Wall St. investor. He made millions, lived in Arizona and enjoyed the life of the elite. When it all went to crap four years ago, Marin fell on hard times. Perhaps making coin, but not enough coin to afford the mortgage on his multi-million dollar Phoenix home.
He burned his house down. Well. Perhaps there’s a slim chance that it was accidental, but Marin was put on trial for arson, and convicted guilty by a jury of 12 peers on June 29, 2012.
The court followed procedure after announcing the verdict, and in the video below, you’ll see the reaction of Marin. Several minutes pass, with various shots of the judge and the defendant, as well as a few others in the courtroom, then something weird begins to happen. Around the 7:30 mark, Michael Marin turns to the people behind him, accepts a tissue from an individual, then begins to convulse, collapsing to the floor, eventually losing consciousness. An emotional reaction, leading to a heart attack or stroke, eventually causing his death? Nope. Not according to the medical examiner, or a note to Marin’s son that led him to his father’s car. Within the car, a canister of cyanide–a chemical poison that became popular as part of the gold mining process. It later became known as a deadly chemical, often used in the capital punishment process of the gas chamber.
If you’ll watch closely on the video, after the guilty verdict, it’s obvious that Marin pops something into his mouth. The note to his son warned that if the case took a turn for the worse that the family would find his legal will in place.
You’d think that if you had the brass to just end it all, that you’d also have the guts to attempt a dramatic escape or something. There’s just something tied to that love and lust for money that leads those Wall Streeters to suicide.