Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Ex-Wrestler Charged Over Girlfriend's Death

WrestleMania 25
Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been charged with third-degree murder over the death of his girlfriend more than 30 years ago.

Snuka, 72, is also charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Nancy Argentino, who died in Pennsylvania in 1983.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin re-opened an investigation into the case last year after a report by the Morning Call newspaper revealed the woman’s death had been ruled a homicide.
A grand jury announced the results of its investigation into Snuka's alleged role in the 23-year-old's death on Tuesday.
He was arraigned on the charges and sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Snuka reportedly told police in 1983 he returned to his hotel room after a wrestling event to find Ms Argentino gasping for air.
She died the following day in hospital. An autopsy determined Ms Argentino died of traumatic brain injuries, the Morning Call report said.
Snuka wrote in his 2012 autobiography that he had nothing to do with Ms Argentino's death, which he said ruined his life.
But according to the Morning Call report, the wrestler told at least five people around the time of her death that he had pushed her earlier that day.
Ms Argentino's sister told the newspaper she was relieved that charges had been filed.
"I think that it's been a long road," Louise Argentino-Upham said. "They did the right thing in face of all the evidence."

Sky News.

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