James Ray Charged In Sweat Lodge Deaths

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James Ray, the self-help guru who led a sweat-lodge ritual that killed three people last October, was arrested today after a grand jury indicted him on three counts of manslaughter. Before the incident Ray was an Oprah-endorsed best-selling author who drew large crowds to his spiritual retreats. Now he's headed to an Arizona jail where his bond has been set at $5 million. A couple weeks ago Ray defended his actions and asserted his innocence in an interview with New York, his first since the tragedy in Sedona.

'Sweat lodge' guru charged in deaths [CNN]