ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) _ A competency hearing for former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago has been postponed for several months.
Lehigh County prosecutors said Tuesday that a judge rescheduled the hearing for May 30 “to allow the mental health experts sufficient time to complete their evaluations and reports.”
Defense attorney Robert Kirwan II filed a motion earlier this year for a competency hearing for the 72-year-old resident of Camden County, New Jersey, saying the former WWE wrestler’s mental health had declined steadily.
Snuka is charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of 23-year-old Nancy Argentino of New York, who was found dead in May 1983. Snuka has pleaded not guilty; his lawyer has called Argentino’s death an “unfortunate accident.”