By Bob Fredericks. Snuka had been videotaping a World Wrestling Federation event on May 10, , 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. 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. If convicted, he faces 20 to 40 years behind bars.
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Snuka had been at the Allentown Fairgrounds taping a wrestling segment when he returned to the motel room in Whitehall Township. Records show when he arrived, Argentino was gasping for air and had yellow fluid oozing from her mouth and nose. Snuka, now living in Waterford Township, New Jersey, wrote in his autobiography that he was innocent in her death, which he said ruined his life. He said he never hit or threatened her.
AP Former professional wrestling star Jimmy ''Superfly'' Snuka on Monday pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Snuka, who recently underwent surgery for stomach cancer, appeared to have trouble answering questions at his arraignment in Lehigh County Court, and Snuka's attorney said he has early onset dementia and post-concussion syndrome. Snuka also told the judge he can't read or write, saying he never went to school.