Ricardo Medina Jr. Gets 6 Years in Prison for Murder of Roommate

Ricardo Medina Jr. Gets 6 Years in Prison for Roommate Murder

Former Power Rangers star Ricardo Medina Jr. recently plead guilty to the murder of his roommate, on a charge that included "one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing." 

The D.A. has now confirmed they have move forward with Medina's case and the actor has been sentenced to six years in prison. The sentencing is five years less than the most he could have received after his plea made earlier this month, Deadline reports.

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The 2015 altercation began between the actor and his roomate, Joshua Sutter, reportedly over Medina's girlfriend. The star stabbed Sutter more than once, then proceeded to call the police and wait 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.”

The former Red Wild Force Ranger has been in custody for over a year, but will begin his sentencing promptly.