Power Ranger actor arrested for 'murdering roommate with a sword'

Ricardo Medina
A former Power Ranger has been arrested for allegedly murdering his roommate with a sword on Saturday 31st January 2015.

Ricardo Medina Jr, who plays the red Power Ranger, has been charged with killing Joshua Sutter by stabbing him in the abdomen with the sharp weapon on Saturday afternoon. The 37-year-old, who reportedly called 911 himself, was taken into custody in Palmdale, California, shortly after, reports claim. Sutter was taken to hospital and pronounced dead. 


According to TMZ, the roommates started fighting at around 3.30pm. Sutter allegedly followed Medina and his girlfriend into their room and forced the door open. Medina then stabbed Sutter in the abdomen with a sword kept next to his bedroom door.
He has been charged and detained, with his bail set at $1 million. 

Medina starred in the 2002 TV series Power Rangers Wild Force before playing Deker in the
Ricardo Medina as the Red Power Ranger
2011 series Power Rangers Samurai. 

He also voiced Deker in the video game Power Rangers Samurai, and in the movie Power Rangers Samurai: A New Enemy, which hit theaters in 2012. 


'He is a great friend and a great client. It's something I can't even conceive. I don't see that in him.' said Gar Lester, Medina's former agent who has known the actor for 12 years.

Jason Faunt, a fellow Power Ranger and close friend, says he's stunned by the alleged crime.
"I was just with him a couple of months ago and he seemed great. He seemed like himself...You're just shocked by it cause you think he's not capable of that. He seems too gentle of a person to be that way," Faunt said. 

Medina is set to make his first appearance in court Tuesday 3rd February 2015.

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