Ricardo Medina Jr was once known as the Red Ranger, but after pleading guilty to stabbing his roommate in 2015 with a broadsword, described “Conan the barbarian style”, over an argument about the actor’s girlfriend.
At his arraignment, Medina, now 38, pled not guilty. That changed in a Los Angeles court room this week. He now faces a maximum of 6 years in prison.
His victim, Josh Sutter, 36, was found stabbed in the abdomen by the huge sword. He later died in the hospital. Apparently the two had been having a spat over the girlfriend’s parking situation.
“He is a great friend and a great client. It’s something I can’t even conceive,’ Gar Lester, Medina’s former agent, who has known the actor for 12 years, told ABC7 in 2015.”
The Daily Mail has more:
Medina now faces a maximum of six years in prison when he is sentenced on March 30.
The two men had been arguing about Medina’s girlfriend’s parking outside their Green Valley before the fatal fight.
Medina and his girlfriend returned to his room after the spat, but when Sutter tried to follow them, the actor attacked him.
Sutter was stabbed in the abdomen with a ‘Conan the Barbarian-style’ sword, TMZ reported last year.
Medina called 911 and told police that he had been acting in self-defense. Sutter died in hospital.
The actor was released after the District Attorney’s office rejected the case, calling for the LA County Sheriff’s Department to continue the investigation.
He was arrested again in January 2016, and arraigned in October of that year, where he pleaded not guilty to murder.
Medina had initially entered a no contest plea on his manslaughter charge before amending it to guilty, the DA’s office said.
Medina played the leader of the heroic Power Rangers in the 2002 series Power Rangers Wild Force.