A 38-year-old man best known for his role in the Power Rangers television series was sentenced to six years in state prison in the stabbing death of his roommate, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.
Ricardo Medina, of Green Valley, pleaded guilty to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing March 16, DA spokesman Ricardo Santiago told The Signal at the time.
Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef of the Major Crimes Division prosecuted the case.
On Jan. 31, 2015, the defendant argued 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.
At the time Medina entered his plea, he knew he was facing six years in state prison.
As an actor, he 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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