LANCASTER – A 36-year-old man who appeared in the children’s television series “Power Rangers Samurai” was taken into custody Thursday on a felony arrest warrant for allegedly stabbing his roommate to death nearly a year ago.
Ricardo Medina is accused of fatally stabbing 36-year-old Josh Sutter on Jan. 31, 2015, at a house the two shared in Green Valley, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The men got into an argument over Medina’s girlfriend, and Medina allegedly stabbed his housemate multiple times with a sword, prosecutors said.
Medina called 9-1-1 after the altercation, and he was interviewed by homicide detectives and arrested hours later on suspicion of murder, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Medina was released from police custody on Feb. 3, 2015, according to LASD inmate records. No charges were filed at the time because the District Attorney’s Office needed further investigation, spokesman Ricardo Santiago said last year.
Medina was again arrested at 8:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, according to LASD inmate records.
He is charged with one count of murder, and he is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the Antelope Valley courthouse in Lancaster, according to the District Attorney’s Office.
If convicted as charged, Medina faces 26 years to life in state prison.
He remains jailed in lieu of $1 million bail.
UPDATED 1-15-16: The District Attorney’s Office had said arraignment was next Tuesday, but the defendant was brought into court today for arraignment, which was postponed to Feb. 19.
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