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Ricardo Medina Jr. allegedly stabbed his roommate with a sword after the two argued and fought, killing him.

Summary: Ricardo Medina Jr. allegedly stabbed his roommate in the stomach after the two argued and had a physical fight.

The Huffington Post reports that Ricardo Medina Jr., who formerly portrayed a Power Ranger on the hit TV series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, was arrested over the weekend for allegedly killing his roommate with a sword.

  
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On Saturday, the 36-year-old Medina began arguing with his roommate, Joshua Sutter, who was also 36 years old. The pair shared an apartment in Palmdale, California. At some point, the argument escalated to a physical altercation, according to reports from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. According to the Los Angeles Times, the incident occurred around 4:00 p.m.

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Law enforcement officials say that Medina walked away from Sutter and entered his bedroom, but Sutter followed Medina and then forced his way into Medina’s bedroom. At that point, Medina stabbed Sutter with a sword he kept next to his bedroom door, puncturing Sutter’s abdomen.

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After the stabbing, Medina called 911 and waited at the apartment until the police arrived. Medina was charged with murder and is being held at the Palmdale Sheriff Station. A $1 million bail has been entered.



Medina is scheduled to appear in Antelope Valley Courthouse on Tuesday, according to law enforcement documents.

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Gar Lester, Medina’s agent, expressed disbelief at the incident. “He’s been my friend and client for 12 years and he’s a great guy. He’s great to his dog, he’s great to his people. He’s really a super person,” he explained.

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Medina also goes by Rick Medina in some performances. He had two roles in the Power Rangers series: Deker in Power Rangers Samurai in 2011-2012, and Cole Evans/Red Lion Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002. According to Medina’s IMDB page, he has also had minor roles in CSI: Miami and ER.

Source: Huffington Post

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