Generation Iron Jimmy Superfly Snuka murder

Could this be the final pinfall…

Nicknamed “Superfly,” the Fiji native and WWE superstar Jimmy Snuka was known by his fans for his high flying theatrics. In a career that spanned four decades he has jumped off of everything from tables, ladders and chairs, to steel cages. Unfortunately as of Tuesday night that name may live in infamy – Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was arrested for the murder of his then 23 year old girlfriend, Nancy Argentino.

Snuka, 72, was picked up in Allentown, PA and charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. He later posted a $100,000 bail. Snuka was given the exception of posting bail in a homicide case because he surrendered his passport and is not considered a flight risk.

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According to reports paramedics arrived at the motel and found Snuka, a police officer and two wrestlers at the scene. Argentino was unconscious, barely breathing and her dilated pupils and rapid heart rate indicated she had a head injury and was likely in shock. Argentino eventually succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead at Lehigh Valley hospital the next day.

An autopsy report determined she died of traumatic brain injuries and had suffered 39 cuts and bruises — a possible sign of “mate abuse” — on her head, ear, chin, arms, hands, back, buttocks, legs and feet. It also concluded that her bruises were consistent with being hit with a stationary object and the case should be ruled as a homicide until further evidence could prove otherwise.

The grand jury’s report said Snuka had provided conflicting accounts of Argentino’s injuries, at first admitting to paramedics he hit her during an argument and, then claiming to police she slipped and fell during a bathroom break on their way to the hotel. The case was reopened after The Morning Call released a never before seen autopsy which left questions about the case.

Snuka, who is recovering from stomach cancer surgery, proclaims his innocence. If found guilty could he could face the maximum of 20-40 years in jail.


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