American actor Ricardo Medina Jr. best known for his role in the children’s series Power Rangers has pleaded guilty to murder.
On Thursday, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said the actor pleaded guilty in the stabbing to death of his roommate.
38-year-old Medina, pleaded guilty to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter. According to the culprit, he used a sword in the killing of Josh Sutter, 36 on 31st January.
Apparently, the two roommates got into a fight at their home in Green Valley, Calif. They were fighting over how Medina’s girlfriend parked her car.
Subsequently, what started off as an argument over the actor’s girlfriend ended with Medina fatally stabbing Sutter, the prosecution said in a statement.
The fatal incident took place when Stutter confronted Medina and the former Power Ranger stabbed him multiple times before calling 911. He told the cops at the time that he acted out of self-defense. However, Stutter later died from the injuries sustained during the fight.
Consequently, Ricardo Medina Jr. faces six years in prison when his sentencing comes up on 30 March. He has entered a plea of one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted to using a sword in the killing. the plea was entered on Thursday in Antelope Valley court, one year after he was charged with murder.
By pleading guilty, Medina may have avoided a murder charge that would have fetched a sentence ranging from 26 years to life behind bars.
The actor who is of Puerto Rican descent appeared twice in the superhero television series Power Series firs in 2002 as Cole Evans – the Red Wild Force Ranger – and later in 2011 as Deker. Ironically, he also played a villainous swordsman in the series.