Jimmy Snuka formally arraigned in court over 1983 murder of mistress

Jimmy Snuka
 

“Superfly” Jimmy Snuka was arraigned this morning in Lehigh County Court for the killing of his mistress Nancy Argentino, a case from 1983 which went cold until it was re-opened by the District Attorney following an investigative report in the Morning Call newspaper.

Snuka’s lawyers entered a plea of not guilty before Judge Kelly L. Banach.

A preliminary hearing set for last month was bypassed to fast track the case in front of a jury. The prosecution filed the motion to bypass and Snuka’s lawyers agreed.

The 72 year old former professional wrestler was charged on September 1 with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter after a grand jury determined he repeatedly assaulted Argentino in the former George Washington Motor Lodge in Whitehall Township, then left her in bed to die.

Snuka posted 10% of the $100,000 bail the day he was arrested after turning himself in. His ex-wife picked up the tab.