Competency exam ordered in Detroit body theft - Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Competency exam ordered in Detroit body theft

Posted: Updated:
Clarence Bright was 93 years old when he died earlier this month. Clarence Bright was 93 years old when he died earlier this month.
Vincent Bright, 48 Vincent Bright, 48

DETROIT (AP) -- A man accused of stealing his father's body from a Detroit cemetery before it was buried has resisted a request for a mental-health exam.

Vincent Bright appeared in court Thursday and told a judge, "I knew what I was doing."

Police say Bright stole Clarence Bright's body from a cemetery on Jan. 14 and stored it in a home freezer, hoping for a resurrection. Judge Ruth Carter approved a prosecutor's request that Bright undergo a competency exam, a step that will suspend the case for at least two months.

The 48-year-old Bright is charged with disinterment of a body. He expressed dissatisfaction with his court-appointed attorney but after a break said he would stick with Gerald Karafa.

The next hearing is set for March 26.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:24:04 GMT
    The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin today.

    The trial to determine whether bankrupt Detroit's restructuring plan will be approved is set to begin today.

  • Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Child, 3, hospitalized after falling from second-story window

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:31:18 GMT
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
    A 3-year-old child is receiving treatment at St. John hospital after falling from a second-story window in Detroit this weekend.
  • Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Boy, 5, thrown from father's dirt bike and run over

    Monday, September 1 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-09-02 03:18:50 GMT
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
    Residents inside Northport Apartments in Macomb Township say that Sunday afternoon they saw a 27-year-old neighbor riding a dirt bike with his 5-year-old son along busy Garfield Road.Neighbors say they've seen him riding before -- but this time he had his child with him."The first thing that caught my eye was he was riding in his dad's lap," neighbor Tim Hale said. "And they were weaving throughout drainage ditches which are pretty steep." Macomb County sheriffs say the small, orange dirt bik...
Powered by WorldNow

25 FOX Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

Phone (781) 467-2525

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices