Sweat Lodge Deaths
A self-help author imprisoned for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony no longer is seeking indigent status.
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.
A charismatic self-help author was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for leading an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony that was supposed to offer spiritual enlightenment but instead ended with disoriented participants struggling to breathe and being dragged outside. Three people died.
Attorneys for a self-help author convicted in the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony are making their case for probation.
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.
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.
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.
A self-help author’s manslaughter trial resumes Thursday after a 2-week break.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Yavapai County sheriff’s detective who led the investigation of a self-help author’s sweat lodge ceremony resumes testimony Thursday.
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.
A Yavapai County judge will hear arguments Wednesday on defense request to declare a mistrial in a self-help author’s manslaughter case.
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.
Testimony in a self-help author’s manslaughter trial is entering a third week.
A man who emerged from a northern Arizona sweat lodge ceremony screaming that he didn’t want to die will resume testimony Thursday.
A hairstylist from California will resume testimony Wednesday in the manslaughter trial of a self-help author.
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.
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.
A motivational speaker who led a sweat lodge ceremony where three people died will have his manslaughter trial broadcast live, a judge decided Friday.