'Power Rangers' actor pleads guilty to killing roommate

Indo Asian News Service

Los Angeles, March 17 (IANS) Ricardo Medina, who starred in the "Power Rangers" TV series, has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword.

Prosecutors said Medina stabbed his roommate to death with a sword during an argument.

The 38-year-old entered the plea during a hearing in Los Angeles Superior Court. He faces up to six years in state prison when he is sentenced on March 30, reports mirror.co.uk.

Prosecutors said Medina stabbed Josh Sutter with a sword multiple times on January 31, 2015 as the two men argued about the actor's girlfriend at their apartment in Palmdale, north of Los Angeles.

Following the fatal confrontation, Medina called the 911 emergency number and remained at the scene until the sheriff's deputies arrived. Sutter died of the injuries.

Medina was arrested at the time of Sutter's death but was released within days after prosecutors asked for further investigation into the high-profile case.

Medina played the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger on the popular "Power Rangers Wild Force". He also voiced the character of Deker on a later series, "Power Rangers Samurai". He has also appeared on prime time shows like "CSI: Miami" and "ER".