Wilmington man sentenced to life over murder-for-hire plot

A Wilmington man has been sentenced to life without parole for his central role in a June 2016 murder.

Brian Wilson, also known as Fudayl Wakim, was convicted in January by a Superior Court jury for Murder First Degree, Conspiracy First Degree, and Criminal Solicitation First Degree after witness testimony, cell phone evidence, and collaboration with an FBI task force demonstrated that he arranged the murder of Allen Cannon through a $10,000 bounty and a conspiracy with co-defendant Eric Ray and the late Robert Teat, III, also known as Bobby Dimes.

Deputy Attorneys General Mark Denney and Michael Cooksey secured Wilson’s conviction after years of collaboration with local, state, and federal partners. Also instrumental in the investigation and prosecution were Sgt. Robert Fox of the Wilmington Police Department; Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris de Barrena-Sarobe; the FBI’s Baltimore field office and Violent Crimes Task Force; the U.S. Marshal Service; DOJ Paralegal Jaime Prater; DOJ Social Workers Jessica Quillen and Carol Taylor; DOJ Administrative Assistant Evelyn Davis; and DOJ Trial Management Analyst Ted Griffin.