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Former 'Power Rangers' Star Pleads Guilty to Killing Roommate

Ricardo Medina Jr. as Deker in Power Rangers Samurai- Credit Saban

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Medina, 38, admitted to using a sword in the killing, The Wrap reports, and faces six years in prison, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said on Thursday, March 16.

"According to the district attorney's office, Medina got into an argument over Medina's girlfriend with his roommate, 36-year-old Josh Sutter, on January 31, 2015". Sutter then entered the room and Medina stabbed him in the abdomen with a sword. If convicted, he would have faced life in prison with the chance of parole after 26 years. Medina first claimed that he killed his roommate in self-defense.

Case MA067742 was investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Sutter was rushed to hospital where he later died.

He was then re-arrested in January 2016 and later charged with murder - but pleaded not guilty.

When he was released from the Antelope Valley jail past year, Medina told reporters he was "very, very, very sorry for what occurred". That report cited a separate account from BBC News, which suggested Medina was merely trying to protect himself from Sutter when the stabbing occurred.

When he was released from the jail previous year, Medina said he was "very, very, very sorry for what occurred".

Medina played the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger in 2002 for the TV series and had additional voice roles in later video games and TV episodes related to the Power Rangers, according to IMDB.

He later reappeared as the villain Deker in Power Rangers Samurai in 2011 and its follow-up Power Rangers Super Samurai in 2012. Featuring a band of Power Rangers who draw on the power of the samurai, it was a big hit with kids across the globe.