'Power Rangers' cast news: Former 'Wild Force' cast member pleads guilty of murder


One of the former cast members of “Power Rangers” claimed that he murdered his roommate by using a sword.

On a March 16 report from Los Angeles City District Attorney’s Office, actor Ricardo Medina Jr. has pleaded guilty for stabbing his roommate, Joshua Sutter, to death in 2015. He “entered the plea to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing.”

Based on the report, on Jan. 31, 2015, 38-year-old Medina and Sutter had an argument over the latter’s girlfriend. The fight became heated and ended with the actor stabbing Sutter multiple times with a sword.

According to TMZ, in February of that year, the L.A. County Attorney’s Office declined to charge Medina. The Sheriff’s investigators were told to gather more pieces of evidence of the murder. As a result, the prosecutors was forced to release the suspect because there were no charges at that time. Medina claimed the murder as self-defense.

The sentencing is scheduled to be released on March 30 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, and Medina will potentially be imprisoned for up to six years.

The Puerto Rican-American actor was born in Kern County, California. He was best known for his role as Cole Evans, also known as Red Wild Force Ranger, in 2002’s “Power Rangers Wild Force.” He then appeared in Nickelodeon’s “Power Rangers Samurai” in 2011 as Deker, one of the villains.

Meanwhile, the 2017 “Power Rangers” movie is set to be released on March 24.

“Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers,” the film’s synopsis reads.