Ex-‘Power Rangers’ Actor Ricardo Medina Jr. Pleads Guilty to Killing His Roommate

Actor faces six years in state prison for the stabbing death of Josh Sutter

Actor Ricardo Medina Jr., whose credits include the series “Power Rangers Samurai,” has pleaded guilty to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of his roommate, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

Medina, 38, admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing.

According to the district attorney’s office, Medina got into an argument over Medina’s girlfriend with his roommate, 36-year-old Josh Sutter, on Jan. 31, 2015. The argument became physical, and Medina fatally stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department told TheWrap that the incident took place around 3:45 p.m. at a residence in the 38000 block of San Francisquito Canyon Road, an isolated section of the Los Angeles-area mountains, about 45 miles north of the Civic Center.

Medina appeared on the “Power Rangers Samurai” series from 2011 to 2012. The series, featuring Japanese cartoon-like action, was roundly criticized for its on-screen violence when it debuted on U.S. television.

Medina faces six years in state prison. His sentencing is scheduled for March 30.

Note: An earlier version of this story stated that Medina pleaded no contest, based on the initial report from Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The office has since issued a correction stating that Medina pleaded guilty.