Darnell H. Cheatham has been bound over for trial on charges for the death of 5-year-old Mariha Smith.
During testimony in Tuesday's preliminary exam, Mariha's mom testified how she identified Cheatham on surveillance video.
Mariha went missing from her mother's Detroit home in 2011. Her family desperately searched for clues but they couldn't track down the girl. Then a tipster called in a report of a house fire not far from Mariha's mother's home. Inside the burned home the young girl's remains were found.
Cheatham also faces a mutilation of a body charge. He will be arraigned in Wayne County Circuit Court December 3.