Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka going to trial in death of former girlfriend
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka will be heading to trial in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago.
Defense lawyers decided Wednesday to bypass a preliminary hearing in Lehigh County in exchange for grand jury transcripts and other evidence in the 1983 death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino of New York.
Seventy-two-year-old Snuka of Waterford Township, New Jersey, is charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter. He will remain free on 10 percent of a $100,000 bail, pending trial.
Argentino was found dead in May 1983 after authorities were called to a Whitehall Township hotel room she was sharing with Snuka.
Defense attorney Robert Kirwan II says Wednesday her death was "simply an unfortunate accident … not murder."