Detroit man pleads guilty in theft of dad's body
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:05:43 GMT —
A man accused of stealing his father's body from a Detroit cemetery with the hope of bringing him back to life has pleaded guilty in exchange for avoiding prison.
Vincent Bright pleaded guilty Monday to a charge of disinterring a body. He faces sentencing Sept. 24 in Wayne County Circuit Court.
Defense lawyer Gerald Karafa says Bright will get probation, with credit for his time in custody so he won't face imprisonment. The charge can bring up to 10 years in prison.
Police say the then-48-year-old stole the body of 93-year-old Clarence Bright from Gethsemane Cemetery on Jan. 14 and stored it in a home freezer, hoping for a resurrection.
Karafa says his client "is doing well."