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Leader in Sweat Lodge Deaths Charged With Manslaughter

Ariz. court sets $5M bond for James Ray

(Newser) - The self-help guru whose Arizona sweat-lodge ceremony resulted in three deaths in October was indicted today on manslaughter charges—charges James Arthur Ray’s lawyer calls “unjust.” The Yavapai County Sheriff “hopes the families of the three victims will now have some measure of closure to this... More »

Sweat Lodge Guru Sat in Shade as Victims Roasted

'You are not going to die,' James Arthur Ray told those inside

(Newser) - James Arthur Ray sat outside a sweat lodge in a shaded chair as the guru’s adherents died inside, and even discouraged onlookers from aiding those struggling with the intense heat, say newly released police documents. It would be “sacrilegious” to disassemble the structure, he told one woman who... More »

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