In October of 2016, former Power Rangers star Ricardo Medina Jr. pleaded not guilty to the 2015 murder of his roommate Joshua Sutter. The actor has now changed his case and is pleading guilty to the murder, facing up to six years in prison.
According to Deadline, Medina entered his plea at a lesser charge of "one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing." Reports explain that the altercation began over Medina's girlfriend, which led him to grab a sword and repeatedly stab his roommate more than once. After the incident, Medina himself reportedly called the police and waited for them to arrive at the scene.
The actor was taken by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department that day, but was later released due to the case still being investigated. In February 2015, upon his release, Medina said, "I’m very, very, very sorry for what occurred,” said Medina when he was first let out in February 2015. “I’m very happy to be out of jail, and my heart goes out to the Sutter family.”
We last saw Medina, who played the Red Wild Force Ranger, in the film back in 2012. Oddly enough, however, a new adaptation will debut on March 24th, just six days before his sentencing on March 30th.