James Ray attorney's back in court

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Attorneys for self-help author James Ray are back in court asking for a new trial.

The defense claims there was a pattern of misconduct by prosecutors. But the state says any errors they made during the trial were unintentional and did not affect the jury's verdict.

"I believe its fairly on the courts shoulder to determine whether or not that type of conduct affected mr. Ray's ability for a fair trial," said Defense attorney Thomas Kelly.

In June, a jury found ray guilty of negligent homicide for the deaths of three people at a Sedona sweat lodge ceremony he led in 2009.