Embattled WWE legend Jimmy Snuka, 72, arrived to court yesterday, September 2, in a wheelchair as his defense prepares to make the argument that years of head trauma in the squared circle has resulted in his brain being unfit to stand trial for the murder in the third degree of his girlfriend, Nancy Argentino in May 1983.
Attorney William E. Moore told the Associated Press that the wrestler popularly known as “Superfly” had it even worse than NFL players who suffer from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) throughout their career.
“They don’t wear helmets. These guys get banged up,” Moore said.
“Ask [Jimmy Snuka] a question, he smiles and nods,” Moore told the court. “Ask him enough questions, and he’ll admit to the Kennedy assassination — ‘Yeah, I was there on the grassy knoll.’”
On the 1983 day in question, Snuka is said to have hit Argentino to the point she was left gasping for air and left her lying on the floor for possibly 24 hours. She died at a nearby hospital from a fractured skull and brain injuries, and also had 39 contusions and abrasions all over her body.
Snuka faces murder and involuntary manslaughter charges if convicted.