Man charged with stealing his father’s corpse from a cemetery hoping to bring him back to life has plead guilty.
Vincent Bright pleaded guilty on charges of disinterring a body in exchange for avoiding a prison term in Detroit.
CBS Detroit reported that Bright, then 48, stole the body of 93-year-old Clarence Bright from Gethsemane Cemetery on Jan. 14, mere hours before it was to be buried.
He then stored it in a home freezer.
Acting on a tip from a family member, police swarmed the house and discovered the corpse in Bright’s home on the east side of the flagging Motor City.
Cops said that Vincent Bright is uber-religious and took his father’s body in hopes he would be resurrected.
Fearing an insanity plea, prosecutors sought a mental health examination for Bright. Shrinks found him competent enough to stand trial.
In exchange for the guilty plea, Bright will get probation with credit for time served.
A conviction on the disinterring a body charge would have brought up to 10 years in prison.
“He seems to be doing well,” Bright’s defense lawyer Gerald Karafa told AP. Bright faces sentencing Sept. 24 in Wayne County Circuit Court.