Former Power Rangers star pleads guilty to killing roommate with sword

Patrick Grafton-Green
Ricardo Medina played the Red Wild Force Power Ranger in 2002: Getty Images

A former Power Rangers star has pleaded guilty to killing his roommate with a sword.

Ricardo Medina, 38, played the Red Wild Force Power Ranger in 2002 and starred in Power Rangers Samurai in 2011.

The Californian-born actor pleaded guilty on Thursday to stabbing his roommate to death, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Medina, from Los Angeles, entered the plea to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing.

The crime took place on January 31, 2015 when the defendant and victim Josh Sutter, 36, who lived together, got into an argument over Medina's girlfriend.

Ricardo Medina pleaded guilty to killing his flatmate (Getty Images)

The argument turned physical and Medina fatally stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword.

Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef with the Major Crimes Division said sentencing is scheduled for March 30 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court and Medina faces six years in state prison.

Power Rangers Samurai, which was on screens from 2011 to 2012, was his last listed acting job.

He has also appeared in an episode of ER and one of CSI: Miami.

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