Tag: jimmy snuka

Change Scope

Filter By

Historical Wrestler Wrankings - WWF 1989-90

Your semi-regular historical scoreboard for the world's purest form of sport!

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

2

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.

WWE
5

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...

WWE Top 10 Video: Greatest talk show moments

The latest WWE Top 10 video showcases the greatest talk show moments in history.

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.
WWE
3

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...

WWE
7

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...

Irv Muchnick publishes Jimmy Snuka ebook

12

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...

The Debut of WrestleMania Makes History

WrestleMania I debuted on this date in pro wrestling history (March 31, 1985), via closed-circuit television from none other than Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.

Historical Wrestler Wrankings: Wroyal Wrumble

Who is the greatest Rumbler of all time? Find out now!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Join Cageside Seats

You must be a member of Cageside Seats to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Cageside Seats. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker