Jimmy Snuka will stand trial on March 22nd, 2016 in Lehigh Valley, PA. The WWE Hall of Famer is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter and third-degree murder in the 1983 death of his then-girlfriend Nancy Argentino.
The trial date was set Monday during a court hearing, where the presiding Judge also ordered Argentino’s sister to stop posting stories and links about the trial on her Facebook. There’s currently a gag order against all parties from speaking about the case. If she continues, sanctions could be filed against the prosecution.
Snuka’s attorney argued that Snuka, 72, is not mentally competent to stand trial. Snuka is also currently battling stomach cancer, and claims to be suffering from some form of early-onset dementia as well as complications from post-concussion syndrome.