Lehigh County D.A. reportedly looking at 30-year-old Snuka/Argentino case



Irvin Muchnick, who published an ebook on the death of Nancy Argentino which fueled two front page newspaper stories on the 30-year-old case, reported today that sources close to Lehigh Country District Attorney James B. Martin have told him the office is moving toward taking a fresh look at the case.

Martin reported has told colleagues he intends to ask Chief Deputy Charles F. Gallagher III to look into the 1983 case, where Argentino, the Northeast traveling mistress of Jimmy Snuka, died at 23.

Snuka claimed in his new autobiography that Argentino was going to the bathroom on the side of the road and hit her head.  The next night, after a show in Allentown, PA, he returned to his motel room and found her clinging to life and she passed away after being rushed to the hospital.

The legal case went nowhere, but the Argentino family won a $500,000 wrongful death default judgment against Snuka in 1985.  Snuka never paid the judgment.