James Arthur Ray

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)

Judge Weighs Mistrial Request In Sweat Lodge Case

A Yavapai County judge will hear arguments Wednesday on defense request to declare a mistrial in a self-help author’s manslaughter case.

04/13/2011

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)

Coroner Takes Stand In Arizona Sweat Lodge Trial

Jurors in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial are expected to hear from a doctor who performed autopsies on two people who died in a sweat lodge ceremony.

03/31/2011

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)

Jurors Hear Different Versions Of Guru’s Retreat

Dr. Jeanne Armstrong raised her arms in the air with fists clenched to show jurors Friday her demeanor after a sweat lodge ceremony that, for her, was a cinch to complete and a celebration of personal achievement.

03/19/2011

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)

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)

Witness Says He Built Up Trust Of Self-Help Author

A man who emerged from a northern Arizona sweat lodge ceremony screaming that he didn’t want to die will resume testimony Thursday.

03/10/2011

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)

Witness: Arizona Sweat Lodge Victim Refused Help

A woman has testified that one of three people who died in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony refused to accept help when she appeared to be suffering from the heat in the structure.

03/04/2011

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)

Witness Testifies For 2nd Day In Sweat Lodge Case

The medical records of a woman who took part in a sweat lodge ceremony that turned deadly show that she did not suffer from carbon monoxide poisoning.

03/03/2011

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

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 Statements Set In Ariz. Sweat Lodge Case

Opening statements begin Tuesday in the case of a motivational speaker charged in the deaths of three people.

02/26/2011

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)

Judge Allows Live Coverage In Sweat Lodge Case

A motivational speaker who led a sweat lodge ceremony where three people died will have his manslaughter trial broadcast live, a judge decided Friday.

02/26/2011

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