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Man to be sentenced in theft of dad's body

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DETROIT (AP) -

A man accused of stealing his father's body from a Detroit cemetery with the hope of bringing him back to life faces sentencing.

Vincent Bright is expected to receive probation with credit for time served during a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

The 49-year-old defendant pleaded guilty in August to a charge of disinterring a body. He did so to avoid having to serve prison 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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