Try the new, improved Hartford Courant digital edition today
Topics

Lehigh Valley Hospital

Wrestling legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death

Wrestling legend Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death

Wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is being charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the death of his girlfriend more than 32 years ago following an assault in an Allentown area motel, Lehigh County authorities said. The charges will be announced at a news conference this afternoon. Snuka, 72, was arrested this morning at his New Jersey home and arraigned at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday from the Lehigh County Central Booking Center. He was sent to county jail under $100,000 bail. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin re-opened the case last year, months after The Morning Call published an investigation raising questions about the death of...

Loading
85°