Former Power Rangers actor pleads to killing roommate

By Jim Holt

Last update: Thursday, March 16th, 2017

A 38-year-old man best known for his role in the Power Rangers television series pleaded guilty Thursday in the stabbing death of his roommate, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Ricardo Medina, of Green Valley, entered the plea to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing, DA spokesman Ricardo Santiago told The Signal Thursday.

Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef with the Major Crimes Division said sentencing is scheduled on March 30 in Department A11 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch.

Medina faces six years in state prison.

On Jan. 31, 2015, the defendant got into an argument with his roommate, Josh Sutter, 36, over Medina’s girlfriend. The argument turned physical and Medina fatally stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword.

On the day of the stabbing, the victim was transported from the scene and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

As an actor, Ricardo Medina Jr. played the part of the “Red Lion Wild Force Ranger in 2002” in an incarnation of the TV show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”

Medina’s acting career includes roles in: Power Rangers Wild Force (2002), Power Rangers Wild Force: Identity Crisis (2002) and 24 TV episodes as Deker in the series Power Rangers Samurai (2011), according the IMDb website.

He also appeared on the TV dramas “CSI: Miami” and “ER”.

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Former Power Rangers actor pleads to killing roommate

A 38-year-old man best known for his role in the Power Rangers television series pleaded guilty Thursday in the stabbing death of his roommate, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.

Ricardo Medina, of Green Valley, entered the plea to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing, DA spokesman Ricardo Santiago told The Signal Thursday.

Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef with the Major Crimes Division said sentencing is scheduled on March 30 in Department A11 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Antelope Valley Branch.

Medina faces six years in state prison.

On Jan. 31, 2015, the defendant got into an argument with his roommate, Josh Sutter, 36, over Medina’s girlfriend. The argument turned physical and Medina fatally stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword.

On the day of the stabbing, the victim was transported from the scene and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

As an actor, Ricardo Medina Jr. played the part of the “Red Lion Wild Force Ranger in 2002” in an incarnation of the TV show “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.”

Medina’s acting career includes roles in: Power Rangers Wild Force (2002), Power Rangers Wild Force: Identity Crisis (2002) and 24 TV episodes as Deker in the series Power Rangers Samurai (2011), according the IMDb website.

He also appeared on the TV dramas “CSI: Miami” and “ER”.

jholt@signalscv.com

661-287-5527

On Twitter @jamesarthurholt

Jim Holt

Jim Holt