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Posted: 9/1/2015 7:04:14 PM EDT
WWE great Jimmy Snuka charged in cold-case murder of girlfriend



Legendary pro-wrestling villain Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was busted in Pennsylvania on Tuesday ?in the 32-year-old murder of his Brooklyn girlfriend in a motel near Allentown, authorities said.


Nancy Argentino

Snuka had been videotaping a World Wrestling Federation event on May 10, 1983, and returned to his motel in Whitehall Township to find Nancy Argentino, then 23, struggling to breath and with mucus flowing from her mouth and nose.

The wrestler — known for his high-flying antics in the ring — first told a cop and four others that he had shoved Argentino earlier in the day and that she had hit her head, according to police interviews obtained by The (Allentown) Morning Call.
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But Snuka, who was married with four kids at the time, quickly changed his story, insisting that all five had misunderstood him and that the victim had slipped and hit her head after they stopped by the roadside to urinate. She died in a hospital a day later.

Snuka, 72, was busted Tuesday morning at his home in Waterford Township, New Jersey, and charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, according to Lehigh County DA Jim Martin. He was later released after posting $100,000 bail. If convicted, he faces 20 to 40 years behind bars.

The DA had reopened the cold case in 2014 after the paper detailed the results of her autopsy, which labeled the case a homicide and “mate abuse.”

The autopsy showed that Argentino died from traumatic brain injuries, and that she had dozens of cuts and bruises on her head, face, arms, back and legs.
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One of Argentino’s sisters, Louise Argentino-Upham, said she ?believed Snuka was guilty from the start.

“The evidence was unbelievable, I knew he did it all along,” she told The Post from her Florida home.

“It’s been a long time coming. She was only 23 and she really didn’t deserve what happened to her. They did the right thing by gathering all the evidence now and arresting him. Somehow it got all muddled back then.”
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http://nypost.com/2015/09/01/wwe-great-jimmy-snuka-charged-in-cold-case-murder-of-girlfriend/
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:07:37 PM EDT
I am glad Roddy Piper hit him in the head with a coconut.

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:08:20 PM EDT
He may be down for the count
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:09:22 PM EDT
How could they have not looked further into the case with all of the evidence, even back then. The autopsy revealed the cuts and injuries consistent with abuse, and he changed his story. Yet the case sat for so many years?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:13:54 PM EDT
72 years old and has stomach cancer, he's done.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:15:06 PM EDT
Anyone replying to this thread because they know who this man is.... I have bad news for you.....


YOU ARE OLD.  
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:15:54 PM EDT
Off the top of the ring ropes and straight to the slammer
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:18:08 PM EDT
what an odd story... over 30 years late???
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:18:31 PM EDT
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YOU ARE OLD.  
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I was 5 the only time I saw Supafly.
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Originally Posted By Balista:
I am glad Roddy Piper hit him in the head with a coconut.

http://youtu.be/GKXpSyjfIik
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you dont hear those words every day.. made me laugh.. Thanks!! Its been a shit day.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:19:06 PM EDT
Justice delayed is..
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:19:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Balista:
I am glad Roddy Piper hit him in the head with a coconut.

http://youtu.be/GKXpSyjfIik
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first thing I thought about
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:20:07 PM EDT
Sounds like instead of a cold case they should call it an all the people he bribed have retired case.  That's a shitload of evidence to shelve for 32 years.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:20:50 PM EDT
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better late than never is not a true saying in cases like this.



Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:20:56 PM EDT
I thought he had died a few years ago.


Used to love the Superfly off the ropes.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:21:05 PM EDT
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Yeah, no kidding. I never liked Superfly.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:21:20 PM EDT
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Get off my lawn!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:22:12 PM EDT
Roddy Piper just passed away a few weeks ago too.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:22:49 PM EDT
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Thanks for the reminder!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:23:23 PM EDT
I'm at a loss how this sat cold for so many years.



Detective: "Your girlfriend is dead; the coroner ruled it a homicide and mate abuse"

Snuka: "It wasn't me"

Detective: "OK, good enough, you're free to go"






Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:26:55 PM EDT
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No shit.

George the Animal Steel chowing down on a turnbuckle, anyone?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:29:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Scott_In_OKC:
I'm at a loss how this sat cold for so many years.

Detective: "Your girlfriend is dead; the coroner ruled it a homicide and mate abuse"
Snuka: "It wasn't me"
Detective: "OK, good enough, you're free to go"




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He WAS Jimmy the Superfly Snuka.  At that time in 1983 he was practically a living god.

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:32:51 PM EDT
Hell I remember this guy also.  Bruno Sammartino
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:35:38 PM EDT
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No shit.

George the Animal Steel chowing down on a turnbuckle, anyone?
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Originally Posted By Balista:
Anyone replying to this thread because they know who this man is.... I have bad news for you.....


YOU ARE OLD.  

No shit.

George the Animal Steel chowing down on a turnbuckle, anyone?

I vividly remember watching that as a kid .
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:36:11 PM EDT
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YOU ARE OLD.  
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Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:37:08 PM EDT

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Anyone replying to this thread because they know who this man is.... I have bad news for you.....





YOU ARE OLD.  
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That I am getting there.

 
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:37:26 PM EDT
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better late than never is not a true saying in cases like this.



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Originally Posted By Swampgrass:
72 years old and has stomach cancer, he's done.



better late than never is not a true saying in cases like this.





I agree completely.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:38:03 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Balista:
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I'm old and had no idea who he is.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:39:47 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By fttam:

No shit.

George the Animal Steel chowing down on a turnbuckle, anyone?
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Originally Posted By Balista:
Anyone replying to this thread because they know who this man is.... I have bad news for you.....


YOU ARE OLD.  

No shit.

George the Animal Steel chowing down on a turnbuckle, anyone?


Yep. He was actually a schoolteacher if I disremember right.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:40:11 PM EDT
Ric Flair is happy

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 7:54:49 PM EDT
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roid rage?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:02:39 PM EDT
You think they can pin this on him?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:07:49 PM EDT
Hows junk yard dog holding up?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:09:22 PM EDT

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YOU ARE OLD.  
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Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:10:19 PM EDT
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we know
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:10:24 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Balista:
I am glad Roddy Piper hit him in the head with a coconut.

http://youtu.be/GKXpSyjfIik
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WORLDSTAR!
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:17:37 PM EDT
Another old school wrestler bites the dust, albeit with a twist this time.  It all seemed so real as a kid.

Sounds like someone dropped the ball back in the day. Glad that Nancy Argentino is getting justice after all these years.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:17:40 PM EDT
Compared with the Dutch TV of the day it was like something from another planet.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:18:10 PM EDT
We should have known when Snuka attacked Bob Backlund.

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:18:35 PM EDT
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I'm waiting for a press release from the Birdman about this

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:22:18 PM EDT
Supah supah superfly
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:22:28 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By bills2961:
Hell I remember this guy also.  Bruno Sammartino
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Happy to say that both Bruno (79), and George "The Animal" Steele (78), are still alive.

The fact that in their time steroid use was rare to non-existent probably has a lot to do with it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:29:20 PM EDT
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Classy Freddie Blassie...
Not that I'm old enough to remember that.

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:30:01 PM EDT
WWF > wwe
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 8:34:10 PM EDT
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I seem to vaguely recall him talking about this exact situation on an old Opie & Anthony interview.













Off to YouTube to find it...






 











ETA: Here we go. Notice the date. 01/29/2014





















 
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This.

Bob Backlund being the first to step into the ring and accept the "Persina Club" challenge from the Iron Shiek. Good times
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