"Actor Ricardo Medina Jr., whose credits include the series "Power Rangers Samurai", has pleaded guilty to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter", they revealed, "in the stabbing death of his roommate, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said Thursday". Don't miss a thing. At that time, Ricardo Medina Jr. and Josh Sutter had gotten an argument, supposedly about the former's girlfriend, that had turned physical when Medina and his girlfriend "retreated to his bedroom".
Medina then stabbed him with a Conan the Barbarian-style sword in the abdomen, according to TMZ.
He faces up to six years in state prison when he is sentenced later this month, prosecutors said. If convicted, he would have faced life in prison with the chance of parole after 26 years. The LA Court DA's office has called Sutter Medina's "roommate", though Medina's attorney Allen Bell told KTLA in 2015 Sutter was just a friend, not a roommate. At the time the Power Rangers actor claimed it was self-defense but was rearrested a year later and charged with murder. A year of investigations followed before prosecutors made a decision to charge him with murder.
When he was released from the Antelope Valley jail past year, Medina told reporters he was "very, very, very sorry for what occurred".
According to The Guardian, Medina and Sutter got into an argument. "Josh don't have that in his heart to attack anybody", he said.
Back in 2002, Richard Medina played Red Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force.
As well as his roles in "Power Rangers", Medina had small parts on "ER" and "CSI: Miami".