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.
A judge has imposed $4,000 in sanctions against prosecutors in the Arizona sweat lodge case but then stayed the penalties.
Prosecutors who secured negligent homicide convictions against a self-help author want him to prove he’s broke.
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.
Jurors will resume deliberations Thursday on whether aggravated factors should figure in the sentencing for a self-help guru in a deadly 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 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.
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.