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WWE News: Prosecutors seek to force Jimmy Snuka into mental health treatment

Prosecutors hell bent on making Snuka pay for his crime.

News 25 Jun 2016, 17:13 IST

Snuka was inducted in WWE Hall of Fame in 1996

It is a known fact that WWE Hall of Famer, Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka is the prime suspect in the death of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino. Though the incident took place over 32 years ago, the case was re-opened last year and Snuka was charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter after the grand jury found that he repeatedly assaulted Argentino at a Pennsylvania motor lodge and left her to die.

A few weeks ago, it was found that Snuka was incompetent to stand trial. The defense and Snuka's wife, Carole, claimed that he was suffering from dementia and his mental and physical health are rapidly declining, while the prosecution's side challenged and said that Snuka was putting on an act to escape the trial. 

As reported by wrestlinginc.com, this week, prosecutors filed a motion asking the court to force Snuka to participate in outpatient mental health treatment for 60 days to determine whether he can be fit to stand trial or not.

This comes following presiding judge, Kelly L. Banach’s order for a four-day competency hearing to determine whether Jimmy Snuka is, in fact, suffering from dementia. Earlier, he rejected the prosecution's motion to have Snuka involuntarily committed to a mental hospital. Banach feels that the 73-year old is too ‘vacant’ to fake such disease. 

Under American law, a mentally incompetent person cannot be required to stand trial. A hearing on the motion has not been scheduled as on this writing.  

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