WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has been arrested on charges of third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, regarding the death of former girlfriend Nancy Argentino. Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin made the announcement.
Snuka, 72, was arraigned in court this afternoon and is being held in the county jail in lieu of posting 10 percent of his $100,000 bail. Neither he nor his family has commented on his arrest.
The charges stem from an incident that occurred back in 1982, when Argentino was found dead at a local motel. It was determined that she was murdered and though Snuka was not charged back then, the case was reopened two years later at the insistence of Argentino’s family.
Needless to say, it has been a rough summer for Snuka. On top of his now being charged with murder, he has been battling stomach cancer.
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In the prime of his wrestling career, Snuka was a fan favorite who became a household name with his signature finisher “Superfly Splash,” which was a dive off the top rope. He became even more well-known in an infamous appearance on fellow Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s “Piper’s Pit,” in which he was hit in the head with a coconut before crashing through the set. In 1996, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. His daughter, Sarona, currently competes in WWE as a member of the Divas stable Team B.A.D. under the name Tamina.
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