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LAWYER: JIMMY SNUKA SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA, MAY NOT BE FIT TO STAND TRIAL & MORE SNUKA CASE NOTES

By Mike Johnson on 2015-09-02 16:08:03
The indictment of WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Snuka has been a major mainstream story today. The news was on all of the major newscasts here in NYC, even kicking off last night's 11 PM news on the ABC affiliate. It was covered by the AP and in all the major NYC newspapers. The story was the sole story on the cover of the New York Daily News today.

The grand jury evidence used to indict Snuka included his three different version of the events leading to Nancy Argentino's death, the arrest report from when he was arrested in New York after arriving police found him dragging a naked Argentino through a hotel hallway by her hair several weeks prior to her death, and testimony from the widow of the late Buddy Rogers and Snuka's first wife Sharon regarding a physical beating Snuka gave her that sent her to the hospital in the early 1980s.

Snuka's admission of drug use in his autobiography as well as transcripts of interviews he gave during the promotion of his book where he discussed Argentino's death were also included as evidence.

Snuka's attorney William E. Moore told the Allentown Morning-Call that Snuka is not only battling stomach cancer, but also dealing with partial dementia from all the physical punishment he put his body through during his wrestling career and whoever represents him in his criminal case will likely focus on whether Snuka is even fit to stand trial.

Snuka was wheelchair bound and using a feeding tube when he surrendered yesterday to authorities, according to The Allentown Morning Call.

Snuka was accompanied by his wife Carole and his first Sharon (who posted the $10,000 cash used in his bail in order to secure his release).

The real unanswered question in all of this is why the investigation into Snuka just stopped in the early 1980s and why is it that the autopsy of Argentino just disappeared into the records and files of the police for so many decade until The Allentown Morning Call was able to unearth it last year. Had they not uncovered it, there certainly would never have been an indictment. How and why it ended up being "lost" for so long is the smoking gun here.

Snuka is slated for a 9/21 preliminary hearing in Allentown, PA.

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