Former Power Rangers star Ricardo Medina Jr. has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of his roommate and faces jail time.
The 38-year-old, who played the Red Wild Force Ranger on the TV series Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002, was arrested and charged last year in the killing of Josh Sutter in 2015. Prosecutors said the two had gotten into an argument about Medina’s girlfriend and that their fight turned physical and he fatally stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword.
March 16, 2017
Actor Ricardo Medina Jr., whose credits include the series “Power Rangers Samurai,” has pleaded guilty to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of his roommate, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Medina, 38, admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing.
According to the district attorney’s office, Medina got into an argument over Medina’s girlfriend with his roommate, 36-year-old Josh Sutter, on Jan. 31, 2015. The argument became physical, and Medina fatally stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword.
A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department told TheWrap that the incident took place around 3:45 p.m. at a residence in the 38000 block of San Francisquito Canyon Road, an isolated section of the Los Angeles-area mountains, about 45 miles north of the Civic Center.
Medina appeared on the “Power Rangers Samurai” series from 2011 to 2012. The series, featuring Japanese cartoon-like action, was roundly criticized for its on-screen violence when it debuted on U.S. television.