Homicide Charges Against Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka Have Been Dropped

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Banach said she would reconsider her decision if new evidence came to light and a hearing was held in December to determine whether Snuka, a Florida resident, could stand trial. Frank Dattilio testified, Snuka suffered multiple concussions during his tenure as a wrestler since the '70s.

PWInsider reports that the murder charges against the WWE Hall of Famer relating to the 1983 death of Argentino have been dropped after Judge Kelly L. Banach ruled that his mental health will not improve and thus he will be unable to intelligently defend himself.

The 73-year-old Snuka was charged last year with murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, 23-year-old Nancy Argentino.

Snuka is accused of repeatedly assaulting Argentino at a motel in Pennsylvania and then leaving her in their room to die. The prosecution argued Snuka's brain showed normal signs of aging and suggested he was faking symptoms, our sister affiliate NBC Philadelphia reported. The details of her death resurfaced in 2013 after Morning Call investigated the matter and focused on newly discovered evidence at the time. In fact, as what his wife Carole said, "Snuka believed that when he was arrested, he thought he was headed to an appearance for wrestling fans".

In his autobiography, Snuka denied harming his ex-girlfriend, writing: "I never hit Nancy or threatened her".

The office of Chief Deputy District Attorney Charle Gallagher released a statement on Tuesday that hinted at an appeal, according to The Morning Call, saying: "We are considering our options and will decide at the appropriate time what actions we will take", the statement read.

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