The defense argued Snuka, 73, couldn't stand trial because he suffers from dementia, partly due to the head trauma he suffered over a long career in the ring.

A Lehigh County, Pa. judge has dropped homicide charges against former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who had been accused in 2013 of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Argentino 34 years ago.

The ruling for that came in today and all charges against Snuka have been dropped, according to Lehigh Valley News.

According to WFMZ, Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach chose to drop the charges against 73-year-old Snuka during an unscheduled hearing because the former wrestler's medical condition has not improved since he was previously found incompetent to stand trial.

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Last summer, Snuka was found incompetent to stand trial for the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend, Nancy Argentino, at a motel in Whitehall Township.

In May of 1983, police were called to a hotel room near Allentown, Pennsylvania where they reportedly found 23-year-old Argentino struggling for air with mucus coming from her mouth and nose. Snuka and two other wrestlers were also at the scene.

Snuka's attorney, Robert J. Kirwan II., tells PEOPLE Judge Kelly L. Banach granted Kirwan's motion to end the case after he supplied Snuka's medical records before the Christmas break.

A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office says prosecutors are evaluating their options, the Associated Press reported. She had been beaten to death in a manner suggesting a male had murdered her, but police did not have enough physical evidence against Snuka to proceed at the time. At that time, she said she needed more time to see if his condition improved.


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