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WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka Arrested For Decades Old Murder

On Tuesday afternoon, WWE legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was arrested and charged with third degree murder in relation to his role in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, in a motel room in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

The case was originally closed without Snuka being charged, but was re-opened in 2012 after inconsistencies in Snuka’s testimony were noticed in his autobiography Superfly: The Jimmy Snuka Story, as well as in other accounts given by Snuka about the incident. This led to further investigation and uncovered a new autopsy report which labelled Argentino’s death a homicide. Snuka, who is now 72 and undergoing treatment for stomach cancer, is currently out of jail after posting $100,000 bond. If convicted, Snuka faces a potential sentence of 20 to 40 years in prison.

WWE has issued the following statement about Snuka’s arrest: “WWE expresses its continued sympathy to the Argentino family for their loss. Ultimately this legal matter will be decided by our judicial system.”

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