Michael Marin: Guilty of arson
Posted 29 June 2012 - 08:35 PM
By the time paramedics got him to the hospital, he was dead.
Investigators suspect he poisoned himself rather than face a possible 15 3/4 years in prison. Video of the sentencing shot by a television pool photographer appears to show Marin putting something in his mouth in the seconds after the verdict was read.
All eyes were on the court clerk as she read the verdict on a single count. Then the jury left the room so that Cohen and the attorneys could set the ground rules for the ensuing hearing about whether there were aggravating factors that could result in a harsher sentence for Marin.
What video later revealed is that seconds after the verdict was read, Marin rubbed his cupped hands across his face with an expression of dismay. His mouth seemed to open beneath the hands and it appeared as if he swallowed something. Then he took a sports-drink bottle from a briefcase and drank from it.
Seven minutes later, Marin coughed and reached for a tissue handed to him as he sat at the defense table. He buried his bright-red face in his hands and appeared to sob.
But the sobs turned into hoarse snores and whoops as he went into convulsions.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:08 PM
Yale educated investment banker. Scaled Everest. Owned a Cessna 310. Mormon missionary in Japan. Had a 6,000sf house. With a balloon mortgage due soon. So he burned the place down as he escaped from the burning house in scuba gear with full oxygen, climbing down a ladder. In the desert.
Contrast this to Rutt's Hut, an old school Jersey hot dog legend. You can't even get across the parking lot without encountering pigeons who are so bold that they try to take bites of hot dogs from people who are walking to their cars. These pigeons are so brazen that they routinely shake down rats for lunch money.
hotdoglover, describing the well known Clifton NJ dog house
Posted 27 July 2012 - 06:38 PM
The Maricopa County medical examiner's office says in the report that toxicology tests showed Michael Marin had the poison in his system.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Marin contacted a chemical company before his trial to buy cyanide and had it delivered to his home in 2011.
Authorities said they found cyanide in Marin's car.
He said deputies found he paid $68 for the cyanide with a credit card and had it delivered by Fed Ex.