Former ‘Power Rangers’ Actor Receives Six-Year Prison Sentence After Stabbing Roommate to Death
Former Power Rangers star Ricardo Medina Jr. received the maximum prison sentence after he killed his roommate in Jan. 2015 with a samurai sword.
TMZ reports that Medina Jr. appeared in court on Thursday (Mar. 30) where the judge sentenced him to six years behind bars. The 38-year-old disgraced superhero pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter two weeks ago.
Medina Jr. murdered his roommate Joshua Sutter by stabbing him in the gut with a sword after he interrupted Medina Jr.’s return to his bedroom with his girlfriend. Just moments before, Sutter and Medina Jr.’s were engaged in an explosive fight over Medina Jr.’s girlfriend, according to a press release.
At the time of the murder, Medina Jr. was booked on murder charges and was held on $1 million bail after he called the police on himself. He was later released after he claimed that he was in self-defense, according to NY Daily News. He was arrested once again in Jan. 2016.
Medina starred in Power Rangers franchises between 2002 2012, beginning with Power Rangers Wild Force, in which he portrayed the Red Power Ranger.