Arizona

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Self-Help Author Convicted Of Negligent Homicide

Jurors in central Arizona have reached a verdict in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial.

06/22/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Jury Begins Deliberating Ariz. Sweat Lodge Case

Jurors have begun deliberating the fate of a self-help author facing manslaughter charges in the deaths of three people at an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony.

06/21/2011

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Derrick Williams: ‘I’m The Best Player In This Draft’

The Minnesota Timberwolves will evaluate its draft picks next week and there is a chance that Arizona’s Derrick Williams could find himself on the team.

06/18/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

State Details Final Moments Of Sweat Lodge Victims

The prosecutor in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial says the author senselessly and recklessly snuffed out the lives of three people who were determined to complete a sweat lodge ceremony he led.

06/16/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Self-Help Author’s Manslaughter Trial Nears End

Attorneys in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial spent Wednesday morning arguing about what the jury can and cannot consider in its deliberations.

06/15/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Ariz. Sweat Lodge Trial Resumes After 2-Week Break

A self-help author’s manslaughter trial resumes Thursday after a 2-week break.

05/26/2011

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Family, Friends Gather To Remember Harmon Killebrew

Harmon Killebrew’s numbers as a player are legendary and so is his legacy of being a humble gentleman. It’s no surprise there was a huge turnout at his memorial in Arizona.

05/20/2011

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Twins Release Details Of Killebrew Funeral

The funeral will begin at about noon Minnesota time in Arizona, where Killebrew died. The Minnesota Twins happen to be in Arizona this weekend for a series with the Diamondbacks. Not only will the team attend the service, but several current members of the team will be involved in it.

05/19/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Settlement Ends Sweat Lodge Lawsuit

The owners of an Arizona retreat where a self-help author’s sweat lodge ceremony turned deadly have settled a lawsuit brought by the victims’ families and other participants.

05/17/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Sgt.: Guru Didn’t Admit To Leading Sweat Lodge

A Yavapai County sheriff’s sergeant who responded to a deadly sweat lodge ceremony says a self-help author told him someone else was in charge.

05/12/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Arizona Detective Testifies In Sweat Lodge Case

The Yavapai County sheriff’s detective who led the investigation into a self-help author’s sweat lodge ceremony says he did not jump to conclusions as the defense has asserted.

05/04/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Lead Detective Testifies In Ariz. Sweat Lodge Case

The Yavapai County sheriff’s detective who led the investigation of a self-help author’s sweat lodge ceremony resumes testimony Thursday.

04/28/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Fire Tender Testifies In Arizona Sweat Lodge Case

A woman who called 911 following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony says she believes a self-help author’s words convinced participants to stay inside the sweltering structure.

04/20/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Legal Arguments Delay Arizona Sweat Lodge Trial

Attorneys defending a self-help author on manslaughter charges say prosecutors withheld evidence that shows their client isn’t to blame for the deaths of three people following a sweat lodge ceremony.

04/12/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Defense Questions Witness On Heat In Sweat Lodge

A defense attorney for a self-help author charged with manslaughter began his cross examination Thursday of a man who helped out at the author’s sweat lodge ceremony.

04/07/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Motion For Mistrial Denied In Sweat Lodge Case

A judge overseeing the case of a self-help author charged with manslaughter denied a defense motion to declare a mistrial Wednesday.

04/06/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Witness: Scene Following Ariz. Sweat Lodge ‘Ugly’

Fawn Foster expressed disbelief at the conditions of people who were participating in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony.

04/01/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Sweat Lodge Participant Says He’s Lucky To Be Alive

Scott Barratt says he was concerned about the intense heat inside an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony and probably should not have returned once he left.

03/25/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Witness Performed CPR On Sweat Lodge Participants

A woman who performed CPR on participants of an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony takes the stand again Friday in a self-help author’s trial.

03/18/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Injured Sweat Lodge Participant Resumes Testimony

A man who burned his arm during an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony resumes testimony Thursday in the trial of a self-help author whom he had known for nearly 20 years.

03/17/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Man Says Sweat Lodge Left Lingering Health Issues

A man who says he has lingering health effects from an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that turned deadly will resume testimony Wednesday in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial.

03/16/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Testimony In Sweat Lodge Case Enters 3rd Week

Testimony in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial is entering a third week.

03/15/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Volunteer In Ariz. Sweat Lodge Resumes Testimony

A hairstylist from California will resume testimony Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a self-help author.

03/09/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Defense: AZ Sweat Lodge Deaths Accident, Not Crime

One of three people who were overcome in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony refused help when a fellow participant asked if she needed to get out, a defense lawyer told jurors Wednesday.

03/02/2011

James Ray was arrested on Feb. 3, 2010 for the deaths at an Oct. 8, 2009 ceremony intended to be the highlight of his five-day "Spiritual Warrior" event. (credit: Yavapai County Sheriff's Office)

Opening Arguments Begin In Sweat Lodge Case

Prosecutors in central Arizona have painted self-help guru James Arthur Ray as a reckless man, saying he conditioned dozens of people to trust him before leading them in a sweltering sweat lodge ceremony that turned deadly.

03/01/2011

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