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Former Power Ranger imprisoned for manslaughter

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Emmy Griffiths
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Ricardo Medina Jr, best known for his role as a Power Ranger, has been sentenced to six years in prison after fatally stabbing his roommate Joshua Sutter with a sword back in January 2015. The former actor, who claimed to have acted in self-defence, pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter after originally being charged with first-degree murder.

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Ricardo has been sentenced to six years in prison

The victim's father Donald Sutter spoke about the sentencing, saying: "Put this killer in general [prison] population so he will see and feel the same fear that Joshua must have felt." The actor's attorney Stanley L. Friedman confirmed that Ricardo plead to the lesser charge of manslaughter rather than risk a possible life sentence. At the time of his arrest, his agent Gar Lester told The Times: "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." At the time of his arrest, he told reporters: "I want to say I am very, very, very sorry for what occurred. … My heart goes out to the Sutter family."

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Ricardo played the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force back in 2002. He has also appeared in shows including CSI: Miami and Witchcraft. He also returned to Power Rangers from 2010 to 2012, where he appeared in Power Rangers Samurai.

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