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June 25, 2016

Prosecutors Want Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka Compelled Into Treatment

This week, prosecutors in the Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka case filed a motion asking the court to force Snuka to participate in outpatient mental health treatment for 60 days to determine whether the professional wrestling legend can be fit to stand trial for the death of Nancy Argentino over 30 years ago.

This move comes after presiding judge, Kelly L. Banach found Snuka to be incompetent to stand trial following a four-day competency hearing to determine whether Snuka is in fact suffering from dementia and rejected the prosecution's motion to have Snuka involuntarily committed to a mental hospital.

During the above-mentioned competency hearing, experts for the defense and Snuka's wife, Carole, claimed that Snuka's mental and physical health are rapidly declining, while the prosecution's side argued that Snuka was putting on an act to feign dementia.

Banach described 'Superfly' as "vacant" and suggested that he is not smart enough to fake dementia.

After laying dormant for over three decades, the case was reopened. Snuka was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, as a grand jury found that Snuka repeatedly assaulted Argentino at a Pennsylvania motor lodge and left her to die.

Under American law, a mentally incompetent person cannot be required to stand trial. Apparently, Snuka has plans to live with his son in Florida. At the time of this article's publication, a hearing on the motion has not been scheduled.

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