Former ‘Power Rangers’ Actor Gets Six Years in Prison for Killing His Roommate With a Sword

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By Kyle Foley | 2:57 pm, March 30, 2017

After killing his roommate with a sword in January 2015, actor Ricardo Medina Jr. has been sentenced to six years in prison.

The killing happened after Medina, 38, and his 36-year-old roommate Josh Sutter allegedly had an argument involving Medina’s girlfriend. Medina claimed he stabbed Sutter in self-defense, saying that Sutter was trying to enter the room Medina and his girlfriend had gone into after an argument between them. Medina called the police after stabbing Sutter, and Sutter was declared dead at the hospital shortly after.

Medina was originally arrested in January of 2015 and held on $1 million bail. He was released in February afterwhen no charges were initially filed. He was re-arrested in January of 2016 and pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, admitting to stabbing Sutter with a “Conan the Barbarian” type sword.

Medina is best known for his role as Cole Evans, the Red Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force, but he also made appearances on ER and CSI: Miami.