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Ex-wrestler Superfly returns to court for competency hearing

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2015, file photo, former professional wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leaves after his formal arraignment at the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown, Pa. A prosecution expert is scheduled to testify Wednesday, May 18, 2016, on the second day of a competency hearing for Snuka, who is charged in the death of his girlfriend in Pennsylvania more than three decades ago. Snuka, who turns 73 on Wednesday, is fighting to avoid trial on murder and involuntary manslaughter charges. He’s accused in the death of Nancy Argentino, (Michael Kubel/The Morning Call via AP, File) THE EXPRESS-TIMES OUT; WFMZ OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT
May 17, 2016 - 10:05 PM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A prosecution expert is scheduled to testify Wednesday on the second day of a competency hearing for a professional wrestling star charged in the death of his girlfriend in Pennsylvania more than three decades ago.

Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who turns 73 on Wednesday, is fighting to avoid trial on murder and involuntary manslaughter charges.

He's accused in the death of Nancy Argentino, who was found dead in May 1983 after authorities were called to their hotel room near Allentown.

Snuka has pleaded not guilty. His lawyer has called Argentino's death an "unfortunate accident."

The defence contends Snuka is mentally unfit, partly because of the head trauma he suffered over a long career in the ring.

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