Ricardo Medina has pleaded not guilty to murdering roommate Joshua Sutter with a sword.
Prosecutors say the ex-
Power Rangers star stabbed Joshua Sutter several times in the stomach in 2015 at their house in Green Valley, a mountain town north of Los Angeles.
It is claimed Ricardo Medina and Joshua Sutter were arguing over Medina’s girlfriend.
The 37-year-old actor could face 26 years to life in prison if convicted.
Authorities say after the attack, Ricardo Medina called emergency services and waited for police to arrive.
Speaking three days after the attack on January 31, 2015, Ricardo Medina said he was “very sorry”.
Ricardo Medina, who played the Red Ranger on
Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002, said he and a female friend locked themselves in his bedroom after a row with Joshua Sutter.
He claimed Joshua Sutter kicked the door open, at which point he grabbed the sword to protect himself.
Ricardo Medina, who was initially arrested after calling 911, denies murder.
Ricardo Medina was also the voice of Deker on
Power Rangers Samurai in 2011 and 2012. VIDEO Actor Ricardo Medina Jr. has been released without charge after his roommate, Joshua Sutter, was stabbed to death with a sword.
Ricard Medina’s lawyers said he was acting in self defense after he was assaulted by Joshua Sutter at their home in LA.
Prosecutors have decided not to file charges, instead asking detectives to carry on investigating.
Speaking three days after his arrest, the ex-
Power Rangers actor said he was “very sorry”.
Ricardo Medina, 36, added:
“I am very happy to be out of jail and my heart goes out to the Sutter family.”
The actor said he and a female friend locked themselves in his bedroom after a row with Joshua Sutter.
Ricardo Medina claimed his flatmate kicked the door open, at which point he grabbed the sword to protect himself.
His lawyer, Allen Bell said:
“There simply aren’t facts here for a crime. It is a self defense case. “You have an individual here who was the victim of a beating in the kitchen area before he went to the bedroom and locked the door to secure himself from any continuing violence. “He kicked the door in to continue the aggression.”
Ricardo Medina was arrested after calling emergency services.
Joshua Sutter, 36, was pronounced dead in hospital.
Ricardo Medina played the Red Ranger on
Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002 and later played Deker on Power Rangers Samurai.
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