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Published on February 2nd, 2015 | by Val Farrelly

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Curse of the Power Rangers Continues – Red Ranger Arrested for Murder

The former Red Ranger from Power Rangers has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his roommate with a sword, according to TMZ.

Ricardo Medina Jr. was arrested in Palmdle, CA, and charged on Saturday afternoon by deputies from the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

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According to reports from law enforcement sources, a fight broke out between Medina and his roommate Josh Sutter. Medina and his girlfriend retreated to his bedroom, at which point Sutter forced his way into the Medina’s bedroom. Medina is then alleged to have stabbed Sutter in the abdomen with a sword. Medina then called 911 and waited for first responders to arrive. He was arrested by Sheriff’s deputies and an ambulance transported Sutter to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Medina is currently being held in jail with bail set at one million dollars.

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Medina first appeared as the Red Ranger on “Power Rangers Wild Force” in 2002. He went on to play Dekker on “Power Rangers Samurai” for several years.

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This is only the latest in a series of tragedies to strike the Power Rangers franchise, which have led some people to wonder if the show is cursed. A surprising number of the show’s performers are dead, and a lot of them died very young.

Thuy Trang who played Trini Kwan, The Yellow Ranger. Trang died in 2001 at the age of 27 when the car she was riding in with two of her friends lost control and drove off a cliff before flipping multiple times. Trang’s friends both survived, but she died from her injuries.  At least 10 other regular cast members have died in the last 15 years.


About the Author

Val has worked in a variety of roles in TV & Film in Ireland and the US for over a decade. He has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to the Canadian equivalent of the BBC. Most recently he has been writing pilots for TV shows in Los Angeles. A long-time comic and movie geek, he is also the world’s worst living gamer, having been being afflicted with the eye-hand coordination of a stroke-afflicted sloth since the days of programming 8-bit games in BASIC on a Commodore VIC-20 as a child.



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