Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was released on $100,000 bail on Tuesday afternoon after being charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter over the May 1983 death of his former girlfriend Nancy Argentino.
The case was reopened due to a number of recent findings that were part of an investigation by The Morning Call newspaper. Police claim Snuka told investigators after Argentino’s death in 1983 that Nancy suffered a head injury while the two were “fooling around” outside a motel room in Allentown, PA. Basically, he pushed her, fell and struck her head.
In his 2012 autobiography, “Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story,” Jimmy claims Nancy slipped and fell on her own while using the bathroom at a rest stop. According to a report by TMZ.com, Snuka makes no mention of an altercation whatsoever.
Police took notice of the difference in stories along with new information being brought to light. A grand jury reviewed the case and recommended to supervising judge Maria Dantos that Snuka be charged with homicide.
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