Self-help author James Arthur Ray faced more than a judge at his sentencing last week for a sweat lodge ceremony that left three people dead. Members of the American Indian community sat through almost the entire trial in silent protest of Ray's use of a sacred tradition. Full story
A self-help author's acknowledgement that he was responsible for the deaths of three people in an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony was something the victims' family members had hoped for long ago. But the court action wasn't about apologies for them; it was about accountability. Full story
For 3 people, the search for personal growth in an Arizona sweat lodge resulted in death. The charismatic leader of the ceremony, James Arthur Ray, was charged with manslaughter. Dateline NBC's Chris Hansen follows the investigation into the courtroom this Friday, October 21, at 9pm/8c.
Self-help author James Arthur Ray, left, sits with one of his attorneys Thomas Kelly during a pre-sentencing hearing at Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott, Ariz. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011. Prosecutors want the maximum punishment for the deaths they say were entirely preventable. Ray faces anyt