Ex-‘Power Ranger’ found guilty
A former actor who played one of television’s Power Rangers was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword two years ago.
Ricardo Medina Jr., who said he acted in self-defense, pleaded guilty earlier this month in Lancaster, Calif., to voluntary manslaughter. The former actor was initially charged with first-degree murder in the death of Joshua Sutter.
Medina stabbed Joshua Sutter to death on Jan. 31, 2015, following an argument in the home the two shared in Green Valley, a mountain town north of Los Angeles.
Medina played the Red Lion Wild Force Ranger on Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002. He was the voice of Deker on Power Rangers Samurai in 2011 and 2012 and also appeared in CSI: Miami.
Prosecutors pursue Cosby story
Prosecutors in the Philadelphia area preparing to try actor Bill Cosby on sexual-assault charges want to use not only his explosive deposition testimony about getting quaaludes to give women before sex but also his 1991 riffs on trying to slip women the supposed aphrodisiac Spanish fly.
In a court filing Thursday, they quote Cosby making Spanish fly references in his book Childhood and in an interview with talk show host Larry King. They say the comments show his familiarity with date rape drugs and should not be dismissed as “merely jokes.”
A hearing on the trial evidence is scheduled for Monday. Cosby’s lawyer did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment on Thursday.