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Former Power Ranger Ricardo Medina Jr. Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Roommate To Death

Actor Ricardo Medina Jr. has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his roommate, Joshua Sutter, in 2015. Medina Jr., who played the Red Ranger in “Power Rangers Wild Force,” spent a year claiming self-defense when he was first arrested in 2015. Now, more than two years after the death of Joshua Sutter, Medina Jr. has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and could face up to six years in state prison when he is sentenced later this month.

Former Red Ranger Ricardo Medina Jr. fatally stabbed his roommate, Joshua Sutter, with a sword.


Sutter’s sister, Rachel Kennedy, told Los Angeles Times the guilty plea has provided some sense of closure: “This was the first step in maybe getting some of my life back. We just want him where he belongs, and to start trying to live again. That’s what Josh would want.”

Everything began on Jan. 31, 2015, when Medina Jr. and Sutter got into an argument that turned physical and led to Sutter being stabbed. By February 3, Medina Jr. was released from custody with no charges.


Medina Jr. and Sutter reportedly got into an argument over how Medina Jr.’s girlfriend had parked her car. After their altercation, Medina Jr. called 911, described Sutter’s injuries to the operator and waited for help to arrive. Sutter was pronounced dead later in the hospital. At the time, Medina Jr. was adamant that he was innocent and was only acting in self-defense –something Sutter’s sister denied. After being arrested in 2015, Medina Jr. was released with no charges. Instead, the district attorney told the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to investigate the situation further before they could try the case in court.

“He should absolutely pay for this one way or another,” Kennedy told ABC 7. “I won’t give up, and I won’t let my little brother’s voice ever be stopped. I will speak for him and fight for him forever.”

Law enforcement officials investigated the case for a year before the actor was arrested for a second time for the same crime at the beginning of 2016.


Allen Bell, Medina Jr.’s attorney, spoke out against the second arrest accusing prosecutors and the district attorney of prejudice and mishandling the case.

“As far as I know, nothing has changed since a year ago when Rickey was first arrested,” Bell told TMZ in January 2016. “From the evidence I am aware of, he is as innocent now as he was then. 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.”

By September 2016, Medina Jr. was arraigned. He pleaded not guilty to the crime of murder then and was held on a $1 million bail.


Medina Jr. then switched his plea to guilty on charges of voluntary manslaughter this week.


Medina Jr. is scheduled for sentencing on March 30 and could face up to 6 years in prison for the death of Sutter.


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North Carolina Spanish Teacher Dies In Shootout With Mexican Cartel

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North Carolina Spanish Teacher Dies In Shootout With Mexican Cartel

A beloved Spanish teacher at a North Carolina school was killed in a shootout with a Mexican cartel. The Spanish teacher and coach was popular among students, faculty, and staff and lived by the motto “All Love…No Fear.”

Coach Barney Harris was beloved at the Union Academy Charter School.

Harris’ death stunned the community and the school’s social media lit up with memorials and remembrances of the teacher. Students responded with notes honoring the coach. Yet, the varsity basketball and track coach for the Charlotte-area charter school was hiding a secret that quickly came to light shortly after his death.

As students, faculty, and staff expressed sorrow for his sudden death, details emerged that changed the narrative. Turns out that Harris was killed in a gunfight with a Mexican cartel. Authorities in North Carolina revealed that Harris’ body was found in a mobile home in Alamance County, where he allegedly met with drug runner Alonso Beltran Lara.

The details of Harris’ death have shocked more than his community.

The school’s social media pages quickly deleted tribute posts to the Spanish teacher when the details were revealed. Authorities were cautious with releasing the information to make sure that the facts were verified.

“I can tell you this right now. When we are dealing with the Mexican drug cartel, somebody’s probably going to die as a result of this right here, somewhere else. And we did not want to put it out there until we could get a good grip of what’s going on here,” Sheriff Terry Johnson told WCNC.

According to authorities, it is believed that Harris, along with his brother-in-law, killed a drug runner for the cartel and a gunfight ensued. Harris was killed during the shootout.

According to authorities, the two interstates, Interstate 85 and Interstate 40, have created a well-used corridor for moving money and drugs for the cartels.

Authorities seized five firearms, about $7,000 in cash, and 1.2 kilograms of suspected cocaine from the scene. No other people in the mobile home park were injured.

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Ecuadorian Sisters, 3 And 5, Dropped By Smugglers From 14 Ft High Mexico-US Border Wall

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Ecuadorian Sisters, 3 And 5, Dropped By Smugglers From 14 Ft High Mexico-US Border Wall

A recent video shared by a border patrol agent highlighted a shocking moment of smugglers literally dropping two little girls over a 14-foot high fence in the New Mexico desert. Right in the dead of night.

In the disturbing video, the smugglers can be seen climbing the fence and then dropping the two 5-year-old and 3-year-old sisters to the ground.

El Paso Sector Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez shared that the incident occurred “miles from the nearest residence.”

The two little girls (Yareli, 3, and Yasmina, 5) were rescued after agents spotted them during a virtual surveillance sweep. The two sisters are from Ecuador and were dumped by human smugglers at the border wall according to an official.

“[US Immigration officials] need to verify the identity of the parents and confirm they are the parents and make sure they are in good condition to receive the girls,” Magdalena Nunez, of the Consulate of Ecuador in Houston, explained to The New York Post on Thursday. “It’s a process … We’re working to make sure it’s an expedited process and the girls spend as minimal time as possible separated from their parents.”

“Hopefully it can happen soon, in a week or two, but  it can take up to six weeks. We are working to make sure sure it happens as quickly as possible,” she explained before noting that the two sisters are “doing very well.”

“We have been in contact with them and confirmed they are in good health,” Nunez shared. “Physically, they are perfect — emotionally, obviously, they went through a hard time, but I guarantee you right now they are in good health and they are conversing. They are very alert, very intelligent.”

In a statement about the incident, the Ecuadorian consulate confirmed that the two girls had been in touch with their parents, who live in New York City.

“The Ecuadorian Consulate in Houston had a dialogue with the minors and found that they are in good health and that they contacted their parents, who currently live in New York City,” explained the consulate.

In a statement from the girls’ parents sent to Telemundo, the girls’ parents had left their daughters behind at their home in Jaboncillo, Ecuador, to travel to the US. The parents of the two girls have been identified as Yolanda Macas Tene and Diego Vacacela Aguilar. According to the New York Post, “The girls’ grandparents have asked President Biden to reunite the children with their parents. Aguilar paid a human smuggler to take his kids to the border — though the grandparents didn’t know how much they paid.”

“[The parents] wanted to be with them, their mother suffered a lot, for that reason they decided to take them,” paternal grandfather Lauro Vacacela explained in an interview with Univision.

It is still uncertain as to whether or not the girls’ parents are in the country legally.

Photos of the girls showed them having snacks with Agent Gloria Chavez.

“When I visited with these little girls, they were so loving and so talkative, some of them were asking the names of all the agents that were there around them, and they even said they were a little hungry,” Chavez told Fox News. “So I helped them peel a banana and open a juice box and just talked to them. You know, children are just so resilient and I’m so grateful that they’re not severely injured or [have] broken limbs or anything like that.”

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