DM – A horrified court room looked on today as a man who had just been convicted of burning down his $3.5 million mansion collapsed and died in front of them.Michael Marin, 53, was found guilty of arson by a jury in Maricopa County Superior Court. He appeared shocked and closed his eyes as the verdict was read before appearing to put something in his mouth and wash it down with liquid in a plastic water bottle. Marin burned down his Phoenix mansion on July 5, 2009 after it failed to sell at a charity auction. No one was injured in the blaze but the charge of committing arson of an occupied structure holds the same number of years in prison in Arizona as second-degree murder.
Power move. No other way to describe it. The guy made a game plan and he stuck to it. He said if these motherfuckers find me guilty I’m just going to kill myself and that’s exactly what did it. Guy can’t live in a cage. Can’t hate on that. To quote Peter McNeely if you don’t respect that than you have a big dump in your pants. I mean it would have been so easy to pussy out here. Like you have 5 seconds to make a play. Lot’s of guys would freeze in this situation, but not him. He rose to the occasion when all the chips were on the table. Well played. Jerry Sandusky should take notes. And yes this is 100% the play here. You’re 53 years old. You’re about to go to jail for 20 years. Fuck that noise. I’d much rather be dead than be some bad man’s fuck toy the rest of my life.