An actor who appeared on the series “Power Rangers Samurai” has been sentenced to six years in state prison for the fatal stabbing of his roommate, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told TheWrap on Thursday.
Ricardo Medina Jr., 38, pleaded guilty to a felony count of voluntary manslaughter earlier this month.
Medina also 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.