Detroit resident Vincent Bright, 48, who was accused earlier this week of stealing his dad’s remains from the cemetery with the hopes of resurrecting the corpse through prayer was arraigned yesterday via video link from Wayne County Jail, charged with felony disinterment of a body, and ordered held on $75,000 bond.
Bright is looking at 10-years behind bars if convicted.
Bright made the headlines on Monday after going to Gethsemane Cemetery in Detroit and stealing his father’s corpse from his casket while awaiting burial.
A Detroit police spokesperson told the Detroit Free Press that Bright confessed to family members that he stole his 93-year-old dad’s remains in the hopes of resurrecting him through prayer.
During the course of their investigation, police discovered the father’s corpse on Tuesday. Clarence Bright’s remains were found stuffed inside a freezer in his son’s basement.
Gerald Karafa, Vincent Bright’s lawyer appointed by the court, said that “it's an unusual case, it's not something you see every day.
Karafa went on to say after the arraignment that a psychiatric evaluation would likely be requested for his client.
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