Detroit man gets probation in theft of dad's body - KMSP-TV

Detroit man gets probation in theft of dad's body

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Vincent Bright, 49, appeared in court Tuesday. Vincent Bright, 49, appeared in court Tuesday.
Clarence Bright was 93 years old when he died earlier this month. Clarence Bright was 93 years old when he died earlier this month.
DETROIT (AP) -

A man who authorities say stole his father's body from a Detroit cemetery with the hope of bringing him back to life has been sentenced to probation.

Tuesday's sentence for Vincent Bright was as expected after the 49-year-old pleaded guilty in August to a charge of disinterring a body.

Wayne County Circuit Court Judge James Chylinski says Bright must stay on mental health medications or face the possibility of jail time.

Bright stole the body of 93-year-old Clarence Bright from Gethsemane Cemetery on Jan. 14 and stored it in a home freezer. Police, acting on a tip from other family members, found the corpse in Vincent Bright's home on Detroit's east side.

Police have said Vincent Bright is religious and took the body in hopes his father would be resurrected.

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