Cuyahoga County

Conspirators in Euclid retirement home slaying sentenced to prison


A Cuyahoga County judge gave minimum sentences to three men who participated in a murder-for-hire plot at a Euclid retirement home for their testimony against a man who was sentenced last week to life in prison.

Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge Daniel Gaul expressed regret over the outcome of the criminal cases against Ryan Motley, 21, Raymond Motley, 24, and Rahkee Young, 35. The three men testified against Eddie Brownlee who hired them to kill 50-year-old William Gonzalez last November at Indian Hills assisted living community.

Gaul sentenced Brownlee Oct. 19 to life in prison without parole.

Ryan Motley, 21, the man who pulled the trigger, pleaded guilty to aggravated murder and was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 18 years.

His brother, Raymond Motley, 24, and Rahkee Young, 35, both pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Raymond Motley was given an 18-year sentence for helping to carry out the shooting. Young was sentenced to 13 years for standing watch outside while the shooting took place.

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