A WWE Hall of Famer is in serious trouble.
Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka, who wrestled in the then-WWF during the early 1980s and 1990s, has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the death of his girlfriend in 1983, multiple media outlets are reporting. Snuka, 72, was arrested Tuesday morning after he surrendered to a Lehigh County detective and was later sent to county jail, but posted a $100,000 bail.
The stunning news comes after Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin re-opened the case last year — something that was prompted by a detailed Morning Call investigation, which raised questions over the death of Snuka's 23-year-old girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, in May 1983. The Morning Call story unearthed a never-before-seen autopsy report, which named the case a homicide.
The autopsy determined that Argentino died of traumatic brain injuries and had several cuts and bruises all over her body — something that perhaps suggests abuse and a struggle.
Snuka denied any wrongdoing in his 2012 autobiography.
"Many terrible things have been written about me hurting Nancy and being responsible for her death, but they are not true," he wrote. "This has been very hard on me and very hard on my family. To this day, I get nasty notes and threats. It hurts. I never hit Nancy or threatened her."
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