An Associated Press dispatch filed from Allentown Pennsylvania..
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Pro wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka is mentally incompetent to stand trial in the death of his girlfriend more than three decades ago, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Lehigh County Judge Kelly Banach ruled from the bench after a four-day hearing on whether Snuka should face trial on murder and manslaughter charges. Snuka, 73, took the stand last month and often seemed confused as he was questioned by the judge.
“I don’t believe he’s faking it,” Banach said Wednesday.
Snuka at 73 is ailing from dimentia from years of head trauma and wrestling.. During routine questioning a month ago, he was not aware of his own age, the current president, or other commonly known facts..