Ricardo Medina Jr.
Ricardo Medina Jr. allegedly stabbed his roommate to death. Photo courtesy of Nicklelodeon /Saban

More investigation is needed before prosecutors decide what, if any charges to file against a “Power Rangers Samurai” actor arrested on suspicion of stabbing his roommate to death with a sword, a district attorney’s spokesman said Tuesday.

Ricardo Medina Jr., 36, was arrested following the death of Joshua Sutter, also 36, about 3:45 p.m. Saturday at a residence in the 38000 block of San Francisquito Canyon Road.

“We’ve asked for further investigation,” said Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.     Medina was released from custody about 1 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.     According to Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez, a sheriff’s spokeswoman, Medina and Sutter were involved in an argument, which turned into a fight. Medina went into his bedroom with his girlfriend and closed the door, but Sutter forced it open, the deputy said.

Medina then allegedly stabbed Sutter once in the abdomen with a sword, which had been kept next to the bedroom door, according to the sheriff’s department.

After Sutter collapsed, Medina called 911, stayed at the scene and was booked on suspicion of murder at the sheriff’s Palmdale station, the deputy said.

—City News Service

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