AP - Two employees of a motivational speaker facing manslaughter charges told authorities they had no reason to be alarmed when participants in a deadly Arizona sweat lodge ceremony began vomiting and passing out, because their boss told them such responses were to be expected, according to documents released Friday.



J.R. Packhorse, who practices in tribal courts in Arizona, speaks to reporters Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 outside a Camp Verde courthouse after the first court appearance for motivational speaker James Arthur Ray since being charged with causing three deaths at an Arizona sweat lodge ceremony he led. About a half dozen American Indians attended the hearing and told reporters that Ray's ceremonies and others like them violate their way of life. 'It'd be like for me to put on a costume and say I'm the Pope,' he said. (AP Photo/Amanda Lee Myers)