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DA holds off charging "Power Rangers" actor in sword slay

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office is holding off on deciding whether or not to pursue murder charges against a former "Power Rangers" actor accused of fatally stabbing his roommate with a sword.

Ricardo Medina, Jr., 36, will be released after he was held on suspicion of murdering Joshua Sutter, police said, reports CBS Los Angeles.

"We've told the sheriff's department they need to further investigate so we can decide whether charges can be filed," Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the DA's office, told 48 Hours' Crimesider.

Santiago couldn't specify what further information prosecutors needed in order to make the decision.

Authorities said Sutter, also 36, and Medina got into a fight Saturday at their Palmdale, Calif., home. Medina reportedly told detectives he and his girlfriend went into his bedroom, but when Sutter forced his way into the room, Medina said he grabbed the sword and stabbed Sutter in self-defense.

Medina reportedly then called 911.

Medina played the Red Ranger on the television series "Power Rangers Wild Force" in 2002 and later played Deker on "Power Rangers Samurai."