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An author who saw his self-help business crash after he led a sweat lodge ceremony that left three people dead was paroled from prison on Friday after serving nearly two years for negligent homicide convictions.
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) - A self-help author who led a deadly sweat lodge ceremony in Arizona was found guilty of three counts of negligent homicide Wednesday.
State lawmakers gave final approval Monday to legislation designed to keep state regulators from taking away anyone’s professional licenses based on his or her religious belief.
CAMP VERDE — Prosecutors are objecting to a defense motion to have the trial for a motivational speaker charged with three counts of manslaughter moved out of northern Arizona's Yavapai (YAV-uh-pie) County.
Attorneys for James Arthur Ray say the publicity in the case would hurt Ray's ability to receive a fair trial. They want it transferred to the Phoenix area.
Prosecutors say the attorneys claims of prejudice are purely speculative. They say the media coverage has been minimal except for in the first month of the case.
Ray has pleaded not guilty to the charges that stem from a sweat lodge ceremony he led near Sedona last October.
Ray's original trial date was vacated and no new date has been set.
The defense motion likely will be heard at an Aug. 10 hearing.
A self-help author and sweat lodge promoter facing trial for the deaths of three people is once again offering advice to followers.
FLAGSTAFF — Self-help guru James Arthur Ray, charged with manslaughter for the Sedona sweat lodge deaths of three people, is taking his motivational messages to the Internet.
CAMP VERDE — Autopsy reports released Tuesday point to heat stroke as the cause of death for two people following a sweat lodge ceremony and multi-system organ failure for a third person.
CAMP VERDE — A motivational speaker charged with manslaughter in the deaths of three people at an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony is out of jail.
James Arthur Ray looks at people in the gallery during the second day of his bond hearing in Prescott on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2010. Ray is facing three manslaughter counts for deaths that occurred during one of his retreats near Sedona in October 2009.
PRESCOTT — Attorneys for a motivational speaker charged with manslaughter plan to continue trying to persuade an Arizona judge to lower his $5 million bond on Wednesday.
James Arthur Ray contends he's broke and cannot post bond in a criminal case that threatens the survival of his self-help business.
James Arthur Ray
FLAGSTAFF -- A man who built a multimillion-dollar empire with a motivational mantra that teaches people to create wealth contends he's broke and cannot post bond in a criminal case that threatens the survival of his self-help business.
CAMP VERDE — Motivational speaker James Arthur Ray has pleaded not guilty to three counts of manslaughter at his first court appearance since being charged with causing three deaths at an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony he led last year.
FLAGSTAFF — Authorities have charged motivational speaker James Arthur Ray with three counts of manslaughter for deaths that happened after a sweat lodge ceremony he led in northern Arizona last year.
James Arthur Ray
SEDONA — The owner of a retreat where a sweat lodge ceremony turned deadly said the man who led it was a perfectionist who controlled every detail of an event meant to push people beyond their physical limits.
Angel Valley Retreat Center owner Amayra Hamilton sits to reflect as she looks at a permanent memorial, the site where two people died during a sweat lodge ceremony in October, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in Sedona. The sweat lodge retreat event was facilitated by self-help guru James Arthur Ray.
The entrance to the Angel Valley Retreat Center, where inside was the site where three people died during a sweat lodge ceremony in October, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, in Sedona. The sweat lodge retreat event was facilitated by self-help guru James Arthur Ray.
FLAGSTAFF — A motivational speaker who led a sweat lodge ceremony in Arizona that turned deadly said he feels horrible about what happened but declined to comment on whether he was responsible for the deaths.
James Arthur Ray