Within a few minutes he fell on the floor. Mr Marin was quickly taken to a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona where he was pronounced dead. With his trial beginning in May, prosecutors said that he could face 16 years in prison if he was convicted. Millionaire Marin torched his Phoenix mansion back in 2009 after it failed to sell at a charity auction.
After the incident took place Marin told authorities that he escaped the fire by climbing from the second floor using a rope ladder and wearing a scuba diving suit. Prosecutors claimed that his intention for burning down his own house as he was not in the financial position of paying the mortgage.
A father of four and grandfather of two, Marin attended Yale Law School and was at one point of time a successful Wall Street trader who enjoyed collecting art sketches of Picasso and described himself as a ‘careful thrill seeker’.