Minutes later, he collapsed and died.
This was already a bizarre case even before the drama in the court room.
Michael Marin set his Biltmore mansion on fire because he couldn't afford the mortgage. He was found outside of the burning mansion -- he escaped a second floor bedroom wearing scuba gear.
Two minutes later, Marin heard the jury's verdict.
"We the jury, duly impaneled and sworn in the above entitled action upon our oath, do find the defendant Michael James Marin guilty of arson of an occupied structure."
Marin dropped his head into his hands in despair. He then slid his hands up and appeared to place something in his mouth.
He then sat back. Nothing seems out of the ordinary at this point. The court proceedings go on.
About 5 minutes later, he placed that drink bottle on the table. Once again buried his face in his hands, and for a second time appeared to place something else into his mouth.
A closer look shows he swallowed several times.
At 12:52, Marin took a final drink. A few seconds later, he turned to talk to the people sitting behind him.
A woman handed him tissue, and it's a downward spiral from there.
He began to convulse at first lightly. But quickly it grows more violent. His attorneys called for help.
Marin hunched over, slowly collapsing to the ground as others rushed in to help. Someone asked for someone to call 911 and several people ran to help him.