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A preliminary exam hearing in district court was still underway Friday at press time for two men tied to the death of 31 year old West Bloomfield mother Diana Pesserl, who was found slain inside her car after it was set on fire.
Desean Smith, 18, is charged with open murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony in Pesserl early December death. Jaylen Steven Stringer, 19, is jailed on a charge of being an accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence tied to the homicide.
Representatives from the Oakland County Medical Examiner Office, the West Bloomfield Police Department and the West Bloomfield Fire Department have testified regarding their role in the investigation. Testimony during the hearing indicated that Pesserl was shot in the stomach, that the trajectory of the bullet was in a downward course of travel and that traces of gasoline were found on Pesserl charred clothing.
During cross examination of West Bloomfield Sgt. Eric Gruenwald a surveillance team lead in the case Smith attorney, Marlon Evans, questioned the validity of investigators theory that Smith acted alone in the slaying of Pesserl.
Stringer allegedly showed officers where the 0.38 caliber revolver and 10 rounds were hidden in various vents in his house hours after the homicide investigation was launched.
Evans became frustrated in court when Gruenwald said that at a certain point, he considered Stringer a witness in the case.