June 01, 2021
Brent Weisberg, Communications Director
DA Mike Schmidt announces 400-month prison sentence for Charles Moi Moi
PORTLAND, Ore. – Today, Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced that Charles Moi Moi received a 400-month prison sentence after being convicted of one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree with a Firearm, one count of Robbery in the First Degree and one count of Compelling Prostitution.
|Charge||Type of Plea|
|Manslaughter in the First Degree with a Firearm||Guilty|
|Robbery in the First Degree||No Contest|
|Compelling Prostitution||No Contest|
By pleading guilty, Moi Moi admitted to recklessly, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, caused the death of Ravell Deshawn Sterling using a firearm.
Moi Moi is no longer disputing that the state would have enough evidence to prove, had the case gone to trial, that a judge or jury could convict Moi Moi of the robbery and compelling prosecution charges.
According to court documents and information presented in court, on February 05, 2016, Rony Celis, Clayton Harrell, and Charles Moi Moi were involved the shooting death of Mr. Sterling in the parking lot of the Cinco de Mayo Market, located at 17440 Southeast Stark Street in Gresham, Oregon.
Moi Moi, Harrell and Celis drove down from Seattle to engage in various criminal activities, such as prostitution and robbery, according to court documents.
At approximately 1 p.m. on the incident date, Moi Moi, Harrell and Celis robbed a person of two gold chains, records state.
Approximately an hour and a half later, the three met with Mr. Sterling at the Cinco de Mayo parking lot where they robbed him, records state.
Investigators later learned Moi Moi and Harrell shot Mr. Sterling multiple times.
Moi Moi, Harrell and Celis then fled the scene in Celis’ vehicle, but were ultimately apprehended after a high-speed chase in Cowlitz County, Washington.
Harrell pleaded guilty on May 06, 2021 to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree with a Firearm and one count of Attempted Robbery in the First Degree. Sentencing is scheduled for June 17, 2021.
Celis pleaded guilty on July 27, 2019 to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree. Sentencing is scheduled for August 31, 2021.