WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Arrested in New Jersey in Connection with the 1983 Murder of his Girlfriend, Nancy Argentino
I GUESS THE WWE IS GOING TO CUT ALL TIES WITH JIMMY “SUPER-FLY” SNUKA AS THEY DID HULK HOGAN …
WWE great and Hall of Famer, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, was arrested on Tuesday in New Jersey in connection with the 32 year old murder case of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. The 72 year old former WWE wrestler who lives in Camden County, NJ was arrested and bail was set at 100,000. The third-degree murder means a killing with malice, that carries a maximum sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison. Which basically means a life sentence at his age. It would appear that Vince McMahon and the WWE has yet another black eye.
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WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday in connection with the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, in 1983.
Earlier, during a news conference, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced that Snuka had been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter of his then 23-year-old girlfriend.
Argentino’s autopsy showed that she had died of traumatic brain injuries and suffered more than two dozen cuts and bruises — a possible sign of “mate abuse”. However, Snuka was never charged.
“Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story” was meant to highlight his Hall of Fame career, but Lehigh County authorities say it also helped crack a 32-year-old mystery — the death of Snuka’s 23-year-old girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, after she was found unconscious in a Whitehall Township motel.
On Tuesday, Snuka, 72, was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter after a Lehigh County grand jury determined he repeatedly assaulted Argentino in May 1983 in the motel and then left her in bed to die.
“His assaultive acts and his failure to act to obtain medical attention resulted in her death,” the grand jury wrote in a presentment July 17, recommending he be charged with homicide.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced the charges at a news conference two years after the case was reopened. The grand jury probe was prompted by a 2013 Morning Call investigation that raised questions about the Argentino case 30 years after her death. The Morning Call story revealed a never-before-seen autopsy report that labeled the case a homicide.