Power Rangers Star Ricardo Medina Jr. Charged With Roommate's 2015 Murder

Prosecutors initially dropped charges against the actor stemming from Josh Sutter's Jan. 31, 2015 death

By Rebecca Macatee Jan 14, 2016 9:10 PMTags
Ricardo Medina Jr.Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images

Former Power Rangers star Ricardo Medina Jr. has been charged with the 2015 death of his roommate, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.

Medina, 36, was arrested Thursday morning on a felony complaint and is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon. According to a press release from the L.A. D.A.'s office, prosecutors will ask that Medina's bail be set at $1 million.

However, Medina's attorney, Allen Bell, tells E! News in a statement: "As far as I know, nothing has changed since a year ago when Rickey was first arrested. From the evidence I am aware of, he is as innocent now as he was then.  I have not received any additional information and presumably will know more Tuesday at his arraignment."
Bell also added, "Waiting a year to charge someone can prejudice a client; memories become faded, you may not be able to find percipient witnesses, and crime scenes can get corrupted.  Hopefully we will know more next week."

Medina's arrest on Thursday stems from the Jan. 31, 2015 incident in which Medina's roommate Josh Sutter was fatally stabbed. On Feb. 3, 2015 (3 days after Sutter's death), prosecutors announced Medina would not face charges and he was subsequently released.

If convicted, Medina faces 26 years to life in state prison. The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

E! News reached out to Medina's attorney for comment but did not receive an immediate response.

—Additional reporting by Lindsay Good and Baker Machado