On Thursday, the actor appeared in court, according to TMZ. The judge in the case slapped him with the maximum sentence after Medina pled guilty to voluntary manslaughter, and even admitted that he used a sword to kill his roommate.
In January of 2015, the district attorney's office stated that Medina got into a heated argument over Medina's girlfriend with his roommate, 36-year-old Josh Sutter. The situation escalated quickly and became physical, which led to Medina fatally stabbing Sutter multiple times with a sword.
Medina was first arrested in the killing Josh Sutter back in 2016. After initially charged being charged with murder, he faced a 26-year sentence. Now, he has been officially charged with voluntary manslaughter.
On the Power Rangers Wild Force back in 2002, Medina portrayed the Red Ranger, AKA Cole Evans. He was also involved in the Power Rangers Super Samurai series in 2012.
For the Power Rangers fans out there, the reboot movie with an all-new cast hit theaters this past weekend.
In case you missed it, here's the official synopsis for the film:
"Saban's Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late."
The movie stars Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa), Naomi Scott (Kimberly/Pink Ranger), David Denman (Sam Scott), Becky G. (Trini/Yellow Ranger), Sarah Grey (Amanda), RJ Cyler (Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger), Emily Maddison (Rebecca), Ludi Lin (Zack Taylor/Black Ranger), and Dacre Montgomery (Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger).
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