Self-Help Author Drops Request For Indigent StatusA self-help author imprisoned for the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony no longer is seeking indigent status.
Guru Settles Civil Suits In Sweat Lodge Case For $3MA 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.
Self-Help Guru Gets 2 Years In Sweat Lodge DeathsA 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.
Guru's Attorneys Argue For Sentence Of ProbationAttorneys for a self-help author convicted in the deaths of three people following an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony are making their case for probation.
Judge Rejects Bid To Call Off Sweat Lodge HearingA 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 Argue New Trial Bid In Sweat Lodge CaseAttorneys 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.
State Argues Aggravating Factors In Guru's CaseWhen 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.
Ariz. Sweat Lodge Trial Resumes After 2-Week BreakA self-help author's manslaughter trial resumes Thursday after a 2-week break.
Settlement Ends Sweat Lodge LawsuitThe 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.
Witness Emotional Describing Sweat Lodge CeremonyThe 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.
Sgt.: Guru Didn't Admit To Leading Sweat LodgeA 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.
Arizona Detective Testifies In Sweat Lodge CaseThe 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.