A judge has rejected a request to call off a mitigation hearing in the case of a self-help author who led a sweat lodge ceremony that turned deadly.
An 86-year-old Arizona man whose eye socket was impaled with a pair of pruning shears said Tuesday he experienced excruciating pain during the ordeal and feels lucky to be alive.
Attorneys for a self-help author convicted of negligent homicide want a new trial based on what they contend was a pattern of prosecutorial misconduct. Prosecutors say that’s unnecessary because any errors they made during James Arthur Ray’s trial were unintentional and did not affect the jury’s verdict.
Jurors who had just convicted self-help author James Arthur Ray of negligent homicide listened as prosecutors played an audio clip of his words that the defense was certain had not been heard before in court.
When prosecutors in a self-help author’s trial argued that the families of three people who died following his sweat lodge ceremony suffered emotional harm, the defense didn’t dispute that.
They lost a daughter, husband and mother in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony.
In hindsight, the family of a woman who died in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony said the red flags were obvious — nearly $10,000 for a weeklong retreat with no refunds led by a self-help author who employed high-pressure sales tactics and had people sign away the risk of serious injury and death.
Jurors in central Arizona have reached a verdict in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial.
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.
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.
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.
Attorneys in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial spent Wednesday morning arguing about what the jury can and cannot consider in its deliberations.
A self-help author’s manslaughter trial resumes Thursday after a 2-week break.
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.
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.