DeSean Smith

DeSean Smith, 18, is charged with arson, felony firearm and open murder in connection with Diana Pesserl's murder. She was found was found shot to death on Dec. 9 inside a burning vehicle in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Smith and 19-year-old Jaylen Steven Stringer both face charges. Stringer is accused of helping Smith tamper with evidence. He faces evidence tampering and accessory after the fact in relation to a homicide charges. Officials believe Pesserl was sitting in her car listening to music, which she often did, when Smith left his friend's house and allegedly killed her. Stringer is accused of helping Smith cover up the murder. 'Smith returned approximately an hour and a half later and showed (a person) the butt of a firearm in his waistband,' Detective Derek Kane said. '(Smith said), (Pesserl) tried to grab my pistol so I had to shoot her.' Detectives later found a .38 pistol and 10 rounds of ammunition.