WWE Hall Of Famer Jimmy Snuka was scheduled to stand trial on March 22nd, 2016 in Lehigh Valley, PA on charges of third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the 1983 murder case involving the death of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino.
However, that might not be happening. At Friday’s hearing, Snuka’s defense attorney Robert J. Kirwan claimed that he was not mentally competent to stand trial.
The judge ordered Snuka be tested on his mental competence and that his trial is canceled until the results of the testing are determined. Snuka had a diminished mental capacity due to the side effects of his battle with stomach cancer and that Snuka doesn’t understand what is happening to him, according to Kirwan. Also, Kirwan said that Snuka tested positive for signs of dementia in 2010 thus he never had a chance of a real conversation with Snuka about the case.
The competency hearing, with experts, will meet on March 18th. If Snuka is found mentally competent, then the trial will be pushed back on the docket for a later date.