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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)

Attorneys Wrap Up Briefing In Sweat Lodge Appeal

Attorneys for a self-help author imprisoned in the deaths of three people say the prosecution has done little to show the case wasn’t plagued by error.

03/08/2013

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)

Guru Settles Civil Suits In Sweat Lodge Case For $3M

A self-help author imprisoned for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony settled civil lawsuits with the victims’ families for more than $3 million.

12/02/2011

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)

Witness Emotional Describing Sweat Lodge Ceremony

The youngest of the witnesses in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial brought jurors back to the scene of a deadly sweat lodge ceremony Thursday, describing the conditions of three people who had to be dragged out of the sweltering structure after it had been emptied of other participants.

05/13/2011

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)

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)

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)

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)

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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