Ricardo Medina Jr., a former star of the famous show “Power Rangers” plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter charges. Los Angeles prosecutors say he stabbed his roommate to death with a sword.
Medina played Cole Evans, the Red Wild Force Ranger in 2002, and Deker on the Power Rangers Samurai series 2011-2012. The actor admitted to using a sword to brutally stab and kill his roommate in court, pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter, a felony charge.
The Power Ranger star’s sentencing is scheduled for March 30. He’s looking at six years in prison.
On January 31, 2015, an altercation took place between the actor and his roommate, Josh Sutter. According to a press announcement made on Thursday, the dispute had something to do with Medina’s girlfriend.
Their argument escalated. And, at some point Ricardo Medina Jr. pulled a sword on Sutter, and stabbed him with it multiple times. He died at the age of 36.
Medina was first arrested in connection to the murder in 2015, but he claimed he stabbed his roommate in self-defense and was ultimately released.
But he was nabbed once again early last year after local police launched a new investigation, and he was charged with murder after the second arrest, according to TMZ.
Medina avoided a murder charge that could have led to between 26 years and life in prison, according to E! News.
Medina starred as the Red Power Ranger in both the “Power Rangers Wild Force” (2002) and “Power Ranger Wild Force” (2011-12) series.