Let’s make one thing clear: this ain’t no “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” power ranger. This guy played the red ranger in “Power Rangers Wild Force” which was a measly sequel which ran a single season from ’02-’03. (He also voiced a later season in 2011.)
Let’s break why it’s not the same. Power rangers were cool when they were like this, circa ’95…calm, cool, collected…a squad you immediately wanted to be a part of.
And now they look like this in 2015. Jazzed up, on Hulu, with moves similar to those of a middle school drama teacher.
Anyways, the guy in red has pleaded guilty in real life to voluntary manslaughter for stabbing his roommate to death with a sword, and this is why we can’t have nice swords.
Ricardo Medina, 38, entered the plea Thursday in Antelope Valley court, admitting that he killed Josh Sutter after the two had a dispute at a Green Valley home in January 2015, according to a statement by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
He faces up to six years in state prison when he is sentenced this month, prosecutors said.
Medina was charged with first-degree murder in January 2016, one year after the fatal clash. Investigators said Medina and Sutter had argued over the way Medina’s girlfriend had parked her car minutes before the stabbing.
You know it really grinds my gears, too, coming home to find no parking spaces where you usually park your car. Is someone having a party near me? Why is it like this? Can I fit in that spot? Do we really need access to the fire hydrant?
It creates frustration, anger, but none of which are deep enough to stab your god damn roommate with a sword about it. To be fair, I have no clue what happened, but he told prosecutors it was in self-defense, as his roommate barged into his room after a verbal argument about the parking. So he grabbed his Conan-the-barbarian style sword from his wall and repeatedly stabbed his roommate before calling 911.
He originally faced 26-life on his original murder charge, but his lawyers then got a settlement for 6 which was determined last week.
In other news, 5 days until the news Power Rangers movie hits theaters. Will I be going?
Oh wait, Bryan Cranston is in the reboot? Gamechanger.
(h/t LA Times)