On Thursday, an actor who starred in the Power Rangers TV series pled guilty to manslaughter in the stabbing death of his roommate in 2015.
Somewhere, Zordon is shaking his giant floating head in disappointment.
Ricardo Medina, 38, of Green Valley, California, was facing 26 years to life in prison if convicted of murder. Now, the “actor” will serve six years in prison following his sentencing hearing on March 30 in Antelope Valley Superior Court.
Medina was accused of stabbing his roommate, 26-year-old Josh Sutter, with a samurai sword during an argument about Medina’s girlfriend on January 31, 2015. Medina argued that he acted in self-defense, and prosecutors held off on filing a murder charge for a year.
In court, Josh Sutter’s father, Donald Sutter, advocated for his son.
“Josh don’t have that in his heart to attack anybody,” he said.
Prosecutors played a 911 recording at a preliminary hearing in October where Medina can be heard talking to Sutter after the incident. “Damn it, Josh. Why did you do this, man? Why did you make me do this?”
Medina appeared in 40 episodes of Power Rangers Wild Force as Cole Evans in 2002 and returned to the series in 2011 for Power Rangers Samurai in 24 episodes.