FLAGSTAFF, AZ - A self-help author convicted of negligent homicide won't get a new trial as requested.
Yavapai County Judge Warren Darrow denied the motion from James Arthur Ray's attorneys during a hearing Wednesday in Prescott.
Ray's attorneys argued that a new trial was warranted because of egregious prosecutorial misconduct that they said prejudiced Ray.
Prosecutor Sheila Polk says the state committed a trio of errors that were unintentional and did not impact the jury's verdict.
A jury found Ray guilty on three counts of negligent homicide on June 22 after four months of testimony.
Three people died following an October 2009 sweat lodge ceremony Ray led near Sedona.
Ray awaits sentencing.
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