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Former Power Ranger Kills Roommate With Sword

Former Power Rangers actor Ricardo Medina, 36, was arrested February 1 for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death with a sword.

Medina played Cole Evans, the Red Wild Force Ranger on Power Rangers Wild Force, the tenth season of the franchise, and the villain Deker in Power Rangers Samurai and Super Samurai. The character Deker is, as it turns out, a master swordsman.

Medina allegedly stabbed his roommate during an argument in which the roommate forced himself into Medina’s room. After stabbing his roommate in the abdomen, Medina called 911 and waited at the home.

File this one under “truth is stranger than fiction,” we guess?

Source: LA Times

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.