Man Kills Himself in Courtroom After Arson Conviction on His Home that was Facing Imminent Foreclosure

(Warning: Footage of Marin beginning to convulse is included and could be considered disturbing)

Prosecutors said Marin couldn’t afford the monthly mortgage of $17,500 and had a balloon payment of $2.3 million coming due.


Man sips liquid, kills himself in court after arson conviction

A man collapsed in court and died after being convicted Thursday of deliberately burning down his $3.5 million Phoenix mansion.

Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies said they were investigating whether Michael Marin put something in his mouth that led to his death after the verdict was read.

“We will have to wait until we get toxicology reports from the medical examiner until we can confirm if he did and what the substance was,” sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Sprong said in a written statement.

A jury had found Marin, 53, guilty of arson of an occupied structure. When his trial began in May, prosecutors said he faced up to nearly 16 years in prison if convicted.

Video from inside the courtroom showed Marin putting his hands over his eyes after the verdict was read and then covering his mouth with both hands.

As Judge Bruce Cohen and lawyers were discussing aggravating factors and the jury was out of the courtroom, Marin’s face suddenly turned red and he began to make throat-clearing noises before he collapsed to the floor.

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5 Responses to “Man Kills Himself in Courtroom After Arson Conviction on His Home that was Facing Imminent Foreclosure”
  1. Pamela Edwards says:

    More suicides taking place due to the foreclosure crisis and it looks like more to come.This is insanity to let the banks and the court system drive people to taking thier lives over a house.The great American dream has turned into the great American suicide.

    • lies is all they tell says:

      yes it is a shame, it just shows you most people do not undersyand or know about this fraud.

      check this link a judge is wishy washy on the fact that wells fargo told homeowners not to pay their mortgage. they lied telling us all that the hamp guide lines said you have to be in default before they can take the application. they lied , lieing is fraud and should be judicated as such. inthe above case he is blaming the homeowner.
      yes more and more fraud and poor judicated cases

      • JJ says:

        Terrible .. just terrible .. what a sad end to the so called “American Dream” .. the banksters are the boogey men who came in and turned the dream into a nightmare .. how awful .. shame on them .. payback is coming .. just watch !!

    • Collene says:

      This is so sad and it is something that crosses my mind unfortunately. I am happily married for 26 yrs have 2 great sons but our oldest son is a Marine and he returned from his 2nd deployment to find out the only home he ever knew was gone and we were homeless. We were never in arrears and the preponderance of evidence would blow your mind. The Judges are also corrupt and he ignored the facts of law and after spending over $35,000 we now had no home, no retirement, no life savings and a son that was dealing with PTSD as well as our problems. It blows my mind that the truth and proof does not matter. I know people that haven’t paid their mortgage in 3 yrs and are in their home. We never missed a payment and our home was illegally foreclosed. It is a sad sad world we are living in. My heart goes out to all the families in our situation.

      • Todd W says:

        Collene, if you want to fight back and right the wrong, please contact my asst .Pattie. – – we work with homeowners and some vets in 16 states. If you are willing to fight back, we will give you the tools. I’ve been in this game for several years, been attacked repeatedly, and obstructed from ever getting back inside a courtroom because they know I’ve exposed their fraud. But we know how to win and have the tools. In subject line -Collene- Never Late- Fraudclosure, and will share our tools we use every day. Your son has already paid a bigger price than most know. todd

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