Former Power Ranger Accused of Murder, Won’t Be Prosecuted

The Associated Press reports that a former Power Rangers star will not be prosecuted for murder after being arrested and charged with fatally stabbing his roommate. Ricardo Medina Jr., best known for playing Red Ranger Cole Evans on Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002, was arrested on January 31st at his apartment in Palmdale, CA and charged with the murder of Joshua Sutter. According to police, the two men got into an argument that turned physical; Medina then locked himself and his girlfriend in his bedroom. When Sutter forced his way in, Medina stabbed him in the abdomen with a sword. He then called the police.

Although booked on murder charges and given a set bail of $1 million, prosecutors declined to file charges against Medina on February 3, 2015. The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office reports that prosecutors have asked sheriff’s investigators to further investigate Sutter’s death.

Medina still associates with the Power Rangers franchise, having played the villain Deker in 2011’s Power Rangers Samurai and 2012’s Power Rangers Super Samurai.


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Source: The Associated Press


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Author:Tom Speelman

A lifetime of reading comics and watching television has left Tom with an inexhaustible supply of pop culture knowledge from the obvious to the obscure. Rather than keep it all in his brain for use at parties, Tom turned to writing a few years ago to help him share that knowledge with as many people as are remotely interested. Tom writes for several websites including The Mary Sue, Strange Horizons, Loser City and others. For even further rambling, follow him on Twitter @tomtificate.

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