Man accused of 'sweat lodge' deaths released from jail
Friday, February 26, 2010
James Arthur Ray, the self-help guru accused in connection with the deaths of three people at a "sweat lodge" in Arizona, was released from jail today after his bond was lowered.
The original bond was $5 million. It was lowered to $525,000 after Ray's attorneys said he couldn't afford it.
Ray charged people up to $9,000 to participate in events at the Angel Valley Retreat Center in Sedona. He also once said his company was going to take in $10 million in revenues in 2009.
He is accused of recklessness that caused the deaths of Kirby Brown, 38; James Shore, 40; and Liz Neuman, 49. He has pleaded not guilty