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Ex-‘Power Rangers’ Star Gets 6 Years for Stabbing His Roommate to Death

Ricardo Medina Jr. pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter earlier this month

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.