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Judge Dismisses Homicide Charges Against Former Wrestler 'Superfly' Snuka

Judge Dismisses Homicide Charges Against Former Wrestler 'Superfly' Snuka”

"The Court is satisfied that the defendant remains incompetent and the Court is satisfied that the defendant will not regain competency and that it would be unjust to resume the prosecution", District Court Judge Kelly L. Banach said in her order, according to Lehigh Valley Live. Frank Dattilio testified, Snuka suffered multiple concussions during his tenure as a wrestler since the '70s. Her body was found in their Whitehall Township hotel room.

Prosecutors accused Snuka of killing his former girlfriend at a motel outside Allentown back in 1983.

According to WFMZ, Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach made a decision to drop the charges against 73-year-old Snuka during an unscheduled hearing because the former wrestler's medical condition has not improved since he was previously found incompetent to stand trial.

Prosecutors had claimed that Snuka could have been faking dementia symptoms in a bid to avoid charges.

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Banach in June found Snuka incompetent to stand trial, agreeing with his defense attorney that he was substantially mentally impaired to the point that he did not understand court proceedings and was unable to assist in his defense.

The case went cold, but it was later reopened in 2014 when an autopsy showed Argentino's cause of death as traumatic brain injuries.

Lehigh County Chief Deputy District Attorney Charles Gallagher's office released a statement hinting at a possible appeal: "We are considering our options and will decide at the appropriate time what actions we will take".

"I never hit Nancy or threatened her", Snuka wrote in his autobiography. At that time, she said she needed more time to see if his condition improved.



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