Medina, 38, had faced a murder charge in the death of roommate Josh Sutter before he pleaded to the lesser count.
A former TV star of the "Power Rangers" superhero series has pleaded guilty to stabbing his roommate to death with a sword two years ago. The actor initially claimed the stabbing was in self-defense. A year of investigations followed before prosecutors chose to charge him with murder. Medina then grabbed a sword he kept in the bedroom and stabbed Sutter 10 times.
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department, arrested and booked Medina for murder that same day, but he was soon released after the trial hearing because the case was rejected by the DA. He also states Sutter was a friend, not a roommate, as has been reported in the past year.
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He later reappeared as the villain Deker in Power Rangers Samurai in 2011 and its follow-up Power Rangers Super Samurai in 2012.
Apart from playing Red Wild Force Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force, Medina was also part of Power Rangers Samurai as a voice artist. "Mr. Medina then picked up the closest weapon, which was the sword". His other acting credits include a 2003 episode of "ER" and a 2004 episode of "CSI: Miami".
The kids' series launched in 1993 with the first incarnation Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, before being catapulted into popular culture. Medina claimed he acted in self defence, and prosecutors waited a year before filing a murder charge.