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No Charges for Former “Power Rangers” Actor Accused in Fatal Stabbing

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An actor who played a Power Ranger on TV will not face charges in the fatal stabbing of his roommate with a sword during a fight, prosecutors said.

Ricardo Medina, 36, was accused of getting into an argument with his roommate, Joshua Sutter, also 36, that turned physical at their home in the 38000 block of San Francisquito Canyon Road in Palmdale on Saturday, deputies said.

Sutter was stabbed to death at 3:45 p.m., after Medina and his girlfriend went into his bedroom and closed the door, authorities said. But Sutter forced the bedroom door open, deputies said.

Medina was accused of stabbing Sutter once in the abdomen with a sword, which had been kept next to the bedroom door, officials said.

After Sutter collapsed, Medina called 911, stayed at the scene and was arrested there, deputies said. He was booked on suspicion of murder at the sheriff's Palmdale station.

The "Power Rangers" series, featuring Japanese cartoon-like action, was criticized by some for its on-screen violence when it debuted on U.S. television.

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