Some of us grew up watching the “Power Rangers” franchise on television and even imitated some of their signature moves. But the latest news seems to crush some of our childhood’s dreams. Actor Ricardo Medina Jr., whom we know as the Red Ranger, has been charged with murder.
Medina played as Red Power Ranger in the TV series “Power Rangers Wild Force” (2002) and “Power Rangers Samurai”(2011 to 2012). Now, the actor has been officially charged with the murder of his roommate, Joshua Sutter, reports Us Weekly.
Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that the 36-year-old was arrested again on Thursday, Jan. 14. He was charged with one count of murder and could spend 26 years behind bars if convicted.
The office also stated that an arraignment is set for Medina on the L.A County Superior Court in Antelope Valley Branch on Tuesday, Jan. 19. Prosecutors would ask if they could set the bail at $1 M.
The crime occurred in Green Valley, California last January 2015. They were allegedly fighting over Medina’s girlfriend, and ironically, he stabbed Sutter multiple times with a sword. The case is still under investigation.
Another sad news had surfaced on the Internet regarding Power Rangers.
The release date of the upcoming film “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” has been moved to March 27, 2017 from January 2017. The announcement was made thru its official Instagram account.
Business Standards reports that the studio delayed the release to avoid competition against other movie studios. According to the site, these films are Sony’s “The Dark Tower,” Paramount’s “Friday the 13th (2017),” Warner Bros.’ “Geostorm,” 20th Century Fox’s and Paramount’s “Monster Trucks” which are all scheduled for Jan. 13, 2017 release.
The Power Rangers franchise already made its way to the big screen three times, following “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” in 1995 and “Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie” in 1997.
Stay tuned for more updates.