Jimmy Snuka was in court today for a hearing in LeHigh Valley, PA in regards to charges of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his then girlfriend, Nancy Argentino in Allentown, PA. The prosecution and defense both agreed they would bypass preliminary hearings in the case. Robert Kirwan, the attorney for Snuka, spoke with The Allentown Morning-Call about the case. Here is what he had to say…
“The sooner this gets brought to court, to a jury, the better. It’s not a day he dreads. It’s a day of freedom for him. He is not dreading this trial. He’s looking forward to clearing his name and I expect him to be found innocent of all charges,”
Kirwan also stated that Argentino’s death was, “simply an unfortunate accident … not murder.” He also added that the grand jury investigation into Argentino’s death was a “sham” due to a ruling that allowed hearsay testimony to be allowed.
Snuka’s health has improved, as he had surgery to remove 3/4ths of his stomach and several lymph nodes. Snuka will be starting chemotherapy and possibly radiation treatments if he remains healthy enough for the treatment.