March 29, 2023

Commonwealth v. Jacquan Leeonte Wilson; Man Found Guilty of Murder for 2016 Killing of Teen

​Virginia Beach, Va. – Colin D. Stolle, Commonwealth's Attorney for the city of Virginia Beach, announced that Jacquan Leeonte Wilson, 24 years old, formerly of the 800 block of Harbor North Drive in Chesapeake, Virginia, was found guilty of First Degree Felony Murder, Robbery, and Use of a Firearm. Circuit Court Judge Stephen C. Mahan, who presided over the three-day trial, will formally sentence Wilson on June 21, 2023.

The Commonwealth's evidence proved that on May 1, 2016, Jacquan Wilson and Andarion McInnis arranged a drug deal with the victim, 18-year-old Bryant Cueto. Cueto was going to sell Wilson and McInnis Xanax. Cueto's friend, who was unaware of the plans for the drug deal, drove Cueto to the Applebee's parking lot on General Booth Boulevard in Virginia Beach. Cueto first met up with another individual, who gave him the Xanax bars. A few minutes later, Wilson and McInnis came over to the vehicle where Cueto sat in the passenger seat with his friend in the driver's seat. Wilson got into the backseat of the vehicle and McInnis leaned over into the driver's window. Immediately, Wilson produced a revolver and demanded the Xanax from Cueto. Cueto refused to give it to him, and McInnis said, "Pop him!" Wilson shot Cueto in the back and grabbed the pills. McInnis and Wilson fled on foot to a vehicle driven by a female friend, waiting nearby.

Cueto's friend called 911 and began frantically driving to the hospital. On the way, he got the attention of police, who attempted rescue efforts. Cueto died shortly thereafter at the hospital. An investigation led police to McInnis and Wilson as suspects. McInnis' fingerprints were found on the driver's side door panel just below the window. Wilson posted on social media later that evening about having Xanax for sale. In an interview with detectives, Wilson confessed to the murder.

Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney Paul J. Powers and Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Justin M. Brewster prosecuted this case. Please contact Macie Allen if additional information is desired.

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