Arizona man charged over three sweat lodge deaths

BBC News

A motivational speaker has been charged with manslaughter over the deaths of three people who fell ill during a meeting at an Arizona sweat lodge.

James Ray surrendered to police at his lawyer’s office and was taken to jail.

The deaths occurred at a retreat at the Angel Valley Retreat Center, 115 miles (180km) north of Phoenix, in October.

"This was a terrible accident, but it was an accident, not a criminal act," said Mr Ray’s lawyer, adding that his client was confident of being cleared.

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