Judge: 'Superfly' Snuka incompetent to stand trial in death of girlfriend
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge says pro wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is incompetent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.
Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach ruled from the bench Wednesday after a four-day hearing to determine whether Snuka should face trial on murder and manslaughter charges.
The 73-year-old wrestler took the stand and often seemed confused as he was questioned by the judge.
Banach says she doesn't believe Snuka is capable of faking symptoms of dementia. She says Snuka will be re-evaluated in six months.
Snuka, a native of Fiji who lives Waterford Township, New Jersey, was charged last year in the death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino. Her body was found in their Whitehall Township hotel room.