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What might happen (probably should happen) in grand jury homicide investigation of Jimmy Snuka


Irv Muchnick gives his take on how he would like the grand jury investigation into Jimmy Snuka's role in the death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino to pan out. Given that the statute of limitations has expired for involuntary manslaughter, which based on the evidence is the most likely conclusion as to what transpired 30 years ago, Muchnick hopes that there is some measure of accountability for the detectives who decided against indicting Snuka at the time of their original investigation, after Vince McMahon apparently arrived on the scene carrying a briefcase into their final meeting with his befallen wrestler.


Grand jury investigating death of Snuka's lover

Today it was announced that a Lehigh County grand jury will investigate the 1983 death of Nancy Argentino, the girlfriend of pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who died in his motel room from...

Grappling with homosexuality: WWE finally right?

Given wrestling's checkered past of handling homosexuality, fears persist that WWE will turn Darren Young's sexuality into fodder for an onscreen angle and that the backstage environment isn't...

Lehigh County D.A. James Martin on the Jimmy Snuka homicide investigation


"Don’t get me wrong. I feel empathy for the Argentino family, but 30 years ago there was not sufficient evidence in this case to charge anybody with a crime. The (Lehigh County) DA at the time was William Platt. For 5 1/2 years, I was his first assistant. He's now a judge in the superior court. I've got a lot of respect for the guy. If he didn't think there was enough evidence to charge anyone with a crime in connection with her death, I doubt that I'm going to think there's enough evidence based on basically the same information. There’s an inconclusive pathology report on the autopsy. It hasn’t been ruled a homicide. And basically what we have is Snuka giving some inconsistent statements. Procanyn knows the case better than anyone who’s still alive and he’s probably one of the most tenacious investigators I’ve met. So as far as I’m concerned, the sisters’ complaints and Muchnick’s (e-book) observations are unfounded. It’s unlikely that we’re going to talk to Snuka at this point. We’re going to look at the files. If [Chief Deputy District Attorney] Charlie Gallagher thinks that there’s an avenue of investigation that was not done, or not done adequately at the time, we may talk to other people. We may not. It's going to depend on what his review is. I've asked him to look at it. I told the sisters I didn't want to raise any false expectations and I wasn't making any commitments. We may not put it in front of the grand jury if we don't think there's any more to be discovered by a grand jury investigation."

The result of the New Jersey Courier Post interviewing Lehigh County D.A. James Martin about his decision to reopen the Jimmy Snuka homicide investigation of his late girlfriend Nancy Argentino. One gets the feeling that they've already made up their minds that there's nothing to be gained from opening up a grand jury investigation and are just going through the motions to placate the Argentino family. Unsurprisingly, Irv Muchnick was once again not impressed by the praise for detective Gerry Procanyn, claiming that the only thing Procanyn was tenacious about was attempting to snow him when he himself investigated the case in 1992 for a journalistic assignment. Indeed, Muchnick contends that Procanyn never told him about the inconsistent statements Snuka made when he was initially interrogated by the cop and also made to other witnesses like the Whitehall police officer who responded to the original emergency call, an emergency room nurse and the hospital chaplain.

Police taking a fresh look at Nancy Argentino case

Jimmy Snuka's reckless decision to write a tell-all autobiography last year, in particular to discuss the mysterious death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino in 1983, has now led to the local DA...


Nancy Argentino's death probed by local newspapers

Following on from the publication of the ebook "Justice Denied - The Untold Story of Nancy Argentino’s Death in Jimmy Snuka’s Motel Room" by Irv Muchnick, comes two local newspaper stories by...


WWE donates $1.2 million to head trauma research

In the latest sign that WWE are taking the concussion issue extremely seriously, the company have donated a whopping $1.2 million to Chris Nowinski's Sports Legacy Institute in order to help fund...

Irv Muchnick publishes Jimmy Snuka ebook


In response to the lies Jimmy Snuka told in his recent autobiography about the strange death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino in his motel room in May 1983, Irv Muchnick has teamed up with her...

Bruno Sammartino a shill for WWE's Wellness Policy

Once an outspoken critic of drug abuse within WWE, Bruno Sammartino has now become a broken old record about how virtuous their Talent Wellness Program is, playing the lone heroic voice that...

Irv Muchnick: "Bruno’s bad call on WWE Hall of Fame shows Vince is right – everyone has a price"


Fellow blogger Irv Muchnick has written a controversial op-ed piece for SLAM! Wrestling on Bruno Sammartino's decision to finally be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame this year. My personal feelings closely match Muchnick's. Though I don't begrudge Bruno the well deserved honour or the money that was the condition of his acceptance, he made a grave error by stumping for the company's Wellness Policy in the media, at a time when The Rock's and Triple H's physiques look more than a bit fishy. That scepticism is only enhanced when you know the background of his trainer as well as Irv does: "[Paul] Levesque built his own squeaky-clean physique with the assistance of a personal trainer named Dave Palumbo. Levesque hired Palumbo after his release from prison for selling fake human growth hormone. A well-known steroid guru, Palumbo designs test-beating steroid cycles."

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