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Police: man steals body from cemetery, stores it in freezer

Police: man steals body from cemetery, stores it in freezer

In a booking photo from the Detroit Police, Vincent Bright is shown. Bright is charged in the theft of his father's body from a Detroit cemetery after the corpse was discovered in a freezer in his basement. Police say Bright, 49, had hoped to bring his father back to life. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Detroit Police, HOPD

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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