Wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Charged In Cold-Case Murder
Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has been charged in a three-decade old, cold-case murder today. A grand jury indicted Snuka on third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter from a 1983 death of his former girlfriend, charges Snuka denies, but not before his story to the police changed.
Wrestling legend, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged in the murder of his former girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. The case has been cold since 1983, when Argentino was found unable to breathe at a hotel in Whiltehall Township, PA., where Snuka was in town wrestling. Snuka was the only person of interest in Argentino’s death, even admitting to police he pushed his girlfriend earlier that day. However, the wrestler’s story later changed.
After admitting pushing Nancy Argentino, causing her to hit her head after a fall, to police before her death, Jimmy Snuka then backtracked and recanted the statement. Snuka then told law enforcement that she fell and hurt her head while they were stopped on the road to use the bathroom.
Prosecutors used the autopsy results to show a grand jury that multiple cuts and bruises were sustained and the blows came from a stationary object. The death has been ruled a homicide.
Snuka was arrested Tuesday morning and arraigned on $100,000 bail. It wasn’t long after Argentino’s murder that Snuka made his famed Steel Cage splash on Don Murago at MSG. Unlike his earlier days, Snuka won’t be able to climb his way out of these bars of justice.