Ricardo Medina, one of the stars of two iterations of the "Power Rangers" TV series, has admitted that he killed his roommate in 2015.
The actor has pleaded guilty to one felony count of voluntary manslaughter, Deadline reports. He also "admitted an allegation of using a sword in the killing," according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office Thursday. The ex-Power Ranger -- best known for his role as Cole Evans (the Red Ranger) in 2002's "Power Rangers Wild Force" -- now faces up to six years in state prison.
The story of the brutal killing sounds like it comes straight out of a crime procedural drama, but it is tragically all too true. According to reports, Medina and his roommate, Josh Sutter, got into a heated argument over the actor's girlfriend on Jan. 31, 2015. When their fight got physical, Medina picked up a sword they had and repeatedly stabbed Sutter, who died shortly thereafter.
Medina is set to be sentenced on March 30, which coincidentally is just six days after the new "Power Rangers" movie opens in theaters. The actor does not star in the film, though, and his Power Ranger days are likely behind him for good.