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Former Power Ranger Arrested For Shocking, Deadly Reasons

Ricardo Medina has been arrested, and here's the shocking reason why.

The Power Rangers are back in the headlines today, but for all the wrong reasons.

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Former "Power Rangers" actor Ricardo Medina was arrested in Palmdale, California over the weekend, on suspicion of murdering his roommate — with a sword.

The Los Angeles Times reports that Medina and roommate Joshua Sutter got into an argument in their home, leading Medina and his girlfriend to retreat to their bedroom. After Sutter forced himself into the room, the 36-year-old former "Power Rangers" star reportedly fatally stabbed Sutter. Medina called 911 and waited for police to arrive, and was later arrested on Sunday, with bail set at $1 million.

Medina was the star of the 2002 iteration of "Power Rangers," called "Power Rangers Wild Force." He played Cole Evans, the son of two scientists killed by an evil monster, and subsequently raised by a jungle-dwelling tribe. When he came of age, Cole set off to seek his destiny, joining up with four other youths to become a Wild Force Ranger. Cole was the season's Red Ranger, traditionally the leader of the group.

In addition to "Wild Force," Medina had a role on another "Power Rangers" series, "Power Rangers Samurai," as a villain called Deker.


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