James Arthur "Death" Ray was sentenced today to two years in prison after being convicted in June of three counts of negligent homicide stemming from a faulty sweat lodge he performed in Arizona.
This means, of course, that there are people in United States prisons serving more time for robbery than Ray will serve for the deaths of these three people.
Many other participants suffered health damage - some permanent - from the faulty sweat lodge.
Prosecutors had requested three consecutive three-year terms (nine years), the longest allowable sentence for Ray's crimes. The defense requested probation.
The families of the dead more than likely will not even be able to recoup their losses in civil court. It was declared in court records during the trial that, despite living in a Beverly Hills home, Ray is $4 million in the hole. All those people bilked and not a dime to show for it.
Pretty depressing all around that this scheister is getting off so lightly.
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