Detroit man pleads guilty in theft of dad's body

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DETROIT A man has pleaded guilty in a case that accuses him of stealing his father's body from a Detroit cemetery before it was buried.

Vincent Bright faces sentencing Sept. 24 in Wayne County Circuit Court for the crime of disinterring a body.

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.

Disinterment carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

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