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    CA - Joshua Sutter, 36, fatally stabbed, Palmdale, 31 Jan 2015

    One of the stars of "Power Rangers Samurai" has been arrested for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword ... TMZ has learned.

    Ricardo Medina Jr. was busted Saturday afternoon by L.A. County Sheriff's deputies in Palmdale, CA ... after a fight broke out between himself and the roommate ... Joshua Sutter. According to law enforcement ... Medina retreated to his bedroom with his girlfriend -- but Sutter forced his way into the bedroom ... and that's when Medina allegedly stabbed him once in the abdomen with the sword.
    http://www.tmz.com/2015/02/01/power-...-murder-sword/

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    So a fight escalates...you retreat, lock the door which is broken down, so you defend yourself ...thats murder in CA?

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    Ricardo Medina, the former “Power Ranger” arrested Sunday, February 1st in the fatal stabbing of his roommate, has been released from custody while law enforcement investigates Joshua Sutter’s death.

    No charges have been filed against Medina, who police said stabbed Sutter in the abdomen with a sword, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said this weekend.

    The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has asked law enforcement to continue to investigate, spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.
    http://fox6now.com/2015/02/03/no-cha...-his-roommate/

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    http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/enter...lowTwt_PHBrand

    A former "Power Rangers" actor has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword at their Southern California home.
    Thirty-six-year-old Ricardo Medina was arrested Thursday on a charge of murder. He's jailed on $1 million bail.

    Medina allegedly stabbed Joshua Sutter several times in the abdomen on Jan. 31 of last year at their house in Green Valley, a mountain town north of Los Angeles.
    City News Service says the two were arguing over Medina's girlfriend.
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    I'm not sure what, if anything, has changed here but to charge him nearly a year later is a bit unusual.

    Of course, we don't know all the facts here but based on the events it sets a bit a "double jeopardy" element to those who might be defending themselves in dangerous situations.

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    From October:

    http://www.latintimes.com/ricardo-me...rdering-400148

    Ricardo Medina Jr., former Power Rangers actor, has been charged with stabbing to death his roommate with a sword. The actor has entered the plea of not guilty to one count of murder in the killing of Josh Sutter at his arraignment on Friday in Lancaster. If convicted he could face 26 years to life in prison.

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    Former ‘Power Rangers’ Star Ricardo Medina Jr. Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/...b0be71dcf2dd4e

    Ricardo Medina Jr., a former star of “Power Rangers Wild Force,” pleaded guilty on Thursday in the stabbing death of Joshua Sutter, the Los Angeles Court District Attorney’s Office announced.

    Medina “entered the plea to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter and admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing,” the LA Court DA’s office said in a statement.

    The actor is facing up to six years in state prison for the crime. Sentencing is scheduled for March 30, according to the press release.

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    Very strange case, IMO.

    There's certainly no way to know what happened based on the news but it is odd to see it shift from legitimate self defense to one year later a murder charge.

    Reminds me a bit of the Zimmerman case because by all accounts police initially admitted it was a self defense case and they didn't have any reason to think otherwise but, if I recall he was charged very quickly with murder after that...maybe 3 or months?

    However, with this case the defense likely didn't have the same caliber lawyer and his best option was a guilty plea. Not to say, he is truly guilty or not but I can't imagine a situation like this would be easy to avoid jail. Not a position I'd ever want to be in.

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    Ex-Power Ranger sentenced to 6 years in fatal stabbing

    http://www.uticaod.com/news/20170330...fatal-stabbing

    A former actor who played one of television's "Power Rangers" was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword two years ago.

    Ricardo Medina Jr., who said he acted in self-defense, pleaded guilty earlier this month to voluntary manslaughter.

    Superior Court Judge Daviann L. Mitchell sentenced Medina after hearing emotional testimony from Sutter's family members who gathered in her Lancaster, California, courtroom.

    "Put this killer in general (prison) population so he will see and feel the same fear that Joshua must have felt," the 36-year-old victim's father, Donald Sutter, said in a voice filled with emotion.



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