By Felicia Fonseca
Ray's attorneys said Wednesday he surrendered to authorities but that the charges were unjust and they were confident he would be exonerated in court.
"It's kind of a strange feeling," said Bunn, who was not among the hospitalized. "We've been waiting a long time."
Ray's attorneys have said he took all necessary safety precautions and wasn't aware of any medical problems until the ceremony was over. Ray declined to speak with authorities that night, on the advice of his attorneys, public records have shown.
Authorities said they quickly determined the deaths were not accidental and focused their investigation on Ray. They conducted hundreds of interviews that reached into Ray's past ceremonies and events, including one in which a man fell unconscious during a 2005 sweat lodge ceremony at the same retreat near Sedona.
Even if Ray somehow manages to wriggle free, this is some vindication for the sweat lodge deaths he caused.
For more on the subject, see Courting Death in Ray's Sweat Lodges and Inside the Death Lodge.