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US banker poisons self during courtroom conviction

2012-07-02 01:46:04 GMT2012-07-02 09:46:04(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A former Wall Street banker convicted of setting his Phoenix mansion on fire in a desperate ploy to get out of his mortgage put his hands to his mouth — seemingly in shock — and collapsed after the verdict was read Thursday.

He later died, but authorities are wondering if the hand gesture was actually a final, preplanned act to poison himself, according to reports.

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