A man accused of stealing his father's body from a Detroit cemetery with the hope of bringing him back to life has pleaded guilty to disinterring a body in exchange for avoiding prison.

Vincent Bright will get probation with credit for time served, his lawyer Gerald Karafa told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Bright, then 48, stole the body of Clarence Bright, 93, 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 said Vincent Bright is religious and took the body in hopes his father would be resurrected.

Prosecutors sought a mental health examination for Bright, and he was found competent to stand trial.