Former 'Power Rangers' actor admits killing roommate with sword

  • Former 'Power Rangers' actor admits killing roommate with sword

Former 'Power Rangers' actor admits killing roommate with sword

Ricardo Medina, 38, entered the plea to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office. Investigators say Sutter forced his way into Medina's room and that is when Medina grabbed a sword and stabbed Sutter multiple times before calling 911, investigators said. He now faces up to six years in state prison.

On Feb. 1, 2015, Medina was arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate, Joshua Sutter, with-here's the insane part-a sword. He had been arguing with Medina about the actor's girlfriend's parking.

Dead: Sutter (right, with sister Rachel Kennedy) died in hospital.

Then, a year later, Medina was arrested again on murder charges related to his roommate's death.

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.

He was then re-arrested in January 2016 and later charged with murder - but pleaded not guilty.

Medina played the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger on the popular "Power Rangers Wild Force" children's television series. He returned to the brand, which had been bought back from Disney by Haim Saban, in 2011 for Power Rangers Samurai.

After being released from jail in February 2015, Medina told reporters he was " very, very, very sorry for what occurred".

He has also starred in ER, CSI and Bad Blood.

While she didn't think six years was a long enough prison sentence, Kennedy said Thursday she was relieved to finally hear Medina admit guilt in the grisly slaying.