Q’Juantez Poole sentenced to 27 years in 2020 shooting death of Dontey Wiley

Posted on 4/4/2023

Defendant: Q’Juantez Poole

Q’Juantez Poole, 23, was sentenced by Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Kimberly Cocroft Thursday to a life sentence of at least 27 years in prison for the 2020 shooting death of 26-year-old Dontey Wiley in 2020. Poole has been in jail since the day of the assault, Oct. 7, 2020, and would not be eligible for parole before October of 2047.

In February, a Franklin County Common Pleas Court jury found Poole guilty of murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, and tampering with evidence, all with firearm specifications, for the Oct. 7 2020 attack on Wiley and Kari Anderson-Latham. Poole and his brother opened fire on Wiley and Anderson-Latham who were in a car parked near an apartment complex in northeast Columbus. Wiley was shot several times and succumbed to his injuries; Anderson-Latham was struck but survived.

Franklin County prosecutors Thomas Vaccaro and Kevin Bertelsen proved to the jury that Poole shot Wiley and Anderson-Latham without provocation.