Sweat Lodge Prosecutor Seeks Gag Order in James Ray Manslaughter Case

The prosecutor in the James Ray sweat lodge fiasco has asked a Yavapai County Superior Court judge to issue a gag order for those involved with the case.

The move is probably to prevent Ray's lawyers from polluting a potential jury pool by making the rounds on the talk-show circuit.

Ray was arrested last week and charged with three counts of manslaughter for the October deaths of three people in Sedona. After his arrest, Ray's attorney Brad Brian went on Larry King Live to dispute the prosecution's claims.

Check out the interview here.

Ray's lawyers, according to the Associated Press, have agreed to do several other shows, too, and prosecutors want the publicity tour to stop.

In the meantime, Ray sits in a Yavapai County jail after the judge in the case set his bail at $5 million.

The next hearing is scheduled for Thursday, where it is expected that Ray's attorneys will ask to have the bail amount reduced.

If convicted, Ray faces 12 1/2 years in prison for each manslaughter charge.

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