Mighty Morphing Power Rangers Actor Pleads Guilty and Shocks the Public
by Benjamin Francis
The mighty morphing Power Rangers are beloved by many and there is even a new film debuting this year, but that doesn’t mean that the actors are as nice as their on screen portrayals.
Actor Ricardo Medina who played Cole Evans or the Red Ranger in Power Rangers Wild Force in 2002 has plead guilty to killing his roommate Josh Sutter with a sword he had on hand in their apartment.
Although this is extremely hard to believe, this actually happened. “I think it’s unfortunate and I think maybe he should have thought of an alternative to murdering his friend,” said senior Molly Thebau. This murder happened because of an argument because of Medina’s girlfriend. Although he claimed it was self defense, he did not have enough evidence to back up his claim.
When he was first released on his initial charge in 2015 Ricardo Medina said, “I’m very happy to be out of jail, and my heart goes out to the Sutter family.” Then he went on to add, “I’m very, very, very sorry for what occurred.” 
Junior Madison Etzler said, “It’s messed up that it had to happen that way, and it’s also kind of ironic.” The murder took place two years ago, and now pleading guilty Medina will face up up to six years in a state prison, originally to be twenty six years to life. 
“As a fan of the series it’s shocking and sad because he was someone who was idolized by children,” said senior Donavon Key.
The Power Rangers franchise will obviously continue to be shown on television for many men, women, and children as the brand continues to grow after the release of the new film, but as fans we all find this crazy and hard to believe.
We hope that it can be put in the past and the new generation of Red Rangers will show positive influence for children on and off the screen.