After decades, former WWF (now WWE) star Superfly Jimmy Snuka has been booked for the 1983 murder of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino. Snuka, 72, who was known for his high-flying acrobatics in the ring has been charged with 3rd degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. Argentino died in a Allentown, PA hotel room from head trauma, all those years ago. Snuka always contended that he shoved her and she hit her head.
However, Argentino’s family was never convinced of Snuka’s story, nor were journalists Adam Clark and Kevin Amerman of the Morning Call, publishers of an investigative piece about the matter. Last year, Lehigh County DA Jim Martin decided to open an investigation into the case, which was still open. Snuka was named as a “person if interest,” and a history of abuse was suspected. The police and autopsy reports were revealed, which had never been released to the public before:
Argentino, 23, died of traumatic brain injuries consistent with a moving head striking a stationary object, according to the autopsy. Her injuries weren’t reflective of a singular head injury, wrote Dr. Isidore Mihalakis, the nationally recognized forensic pathologist who examined the body.
Snuka was arrested at his New Jersey home and taken into custody, where his bail has been set at $100,000.