A former Wall Street trader who collapsed in court after being found guilty of arson and later died committed suicide by taking cyanide, according to an autopsy released Friday.
The New York Post reports that the Maricopa County medical examiner's office toxicology tests showed that 53-year-old Michael Marin had the poison in his system. The report also noted an apparent suicide note emailed by Martin shortly before his death and cyanide found in his car afterward.
Television video from Marin's court hearing appeared to show him put something in his mouth immediately after the verdict was read. Seven minutes later, he went into convulsions and fell to the floor. Paramedics were unable to revive him.
According to Sheriff Joe Arpaio, one of Marin's family members received a delayed e-mail from Marin the evening after his death. It stated that if his court appearance went poorly he had prepared a last will and testament and that his car could be found parked in Mesa, Ariz.
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