The Morning Call is reporting that a Judge Kelly L. Banach ruled on Wednesday that WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka is not mentally fit to stand trial over the death of his ex-girlfriend Nancy Argentino back in 1983.
Judge Banach listened to four days of expert testimony, arguments from lawyers and questioned Snuka herself in the days before this ruling. According to a report by The Morning Call, this means the case will be stayed for at least six months.
Snuka has been ordered to return to court on December 2 for another review. The process could potentially continue to repeat itself unless Snuka’s mental condition improves or prosecutors make a decision to drop the charges. Judge Banach provided the following comments about the ruling.
“Unfortunately, justice suffers when it’s delayed. I don’t believe he’s faking it. I don’t think he’s smart enough to fake it.”
Snuka was charged last September with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter over the death of Nancy Argentino. Snuka’s wife, Carole, told the judge on Wednesday that her husband’s mental state was so bad that when he was arrested on murder charges last year, he thought he was making an appearance for sports fans.