On the 30th of March, 38-year-old Ricardo Medina Jr., the actor who played the role of the Red Lion Wild Power Ranger in the Power Ranger Wild Force flick, was convicted to six years in jail by Daviann L. Mitchell, a Superior Court Judge, for the slaying of Josh Sutter, Medina’s roommate. Ricardo Medina Jr. pleads guilty to the charge of voluntary manslaughter following his attorney’s recommendation.
As you know, Ricardo Medina Jr., the actor who played a minor role in the popular TV show Power Ranger Wild Force has been involved in scandal following the death of Josh Sutter, the man with whom Medina Jr. has been sharing a Green Valley apartment.
According to the man’s court documents, it would appear that on the 31st of January 2015, Medina Jr. got into a heated argument with his roommate. According to Donald Sutter, Josh’s father, Medina Jr. made a rather unsavory comment about how Josh’s girlfriend parked her car. The document also mentions the fact that the argument probably began in the apartment’s kitchen.
After some time had spent arguing with Ricardo Medina Jr., Josh Sutter said he needed some time to cool down and went into his bedroom. His girlfriend followed. At this point, Medina grabbed a sword, broke down the door to Sutter’s bedroom, and stabbed the man in front of his girlfriend.
Sutter was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead after a couple of hours. Following the tragic event that occurred at the Green Valley apartment, Ricardo Medina Jr. was arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
Initially, Medina and his attorney pleaded not guilty to the charge of first-degree murder, arguing that he was acting in self-defense when he stabbed his roommate.
However, on the 30th of March 2017, at the recommendation of his attorney, Medina pleaded guilty to the charge of voluntary manslaughter. The man and his attorney chose this course of action in order to avoid a harsher sentence such as life imprisonment.
Supreme Court Judge Daviann Mitchel sentenced Ricardo Medina Jr. to six years in prison. During the court’s session, Donald Sutter, Josh’s father, and other relatives spoke before the judge.
It would appear that the sword which Ricardo Medina Jr. used to stab his roommate might have been a memento from the movie studio where the movie was shot.
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