Pro wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka has been charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.

The 72-year-old Snuka, one of WWE's biggest stars in the 1980s, is accused of fracturing 23-year-old Nancy Argentino's skull and failing to call for help for hours. 

Police say Argentino's autopsy found 39 cuts and bruises on her body. She was found unconscious in a Pennsylvania motel and died the following day.

The case was reopened in 2013 after a local newspaper revealed a never-before-seen autopsy labeling Argentino's death a homicide.

Snuka, who now lives in New Jersey and suffers from stomach cancer, surrendered to authorities and posted a $100,000 bail.

On "Happening Now," legal expert Rebecca Rose-Woodland said it's hard to understand why charges weren't brought at the time. 

But she emphasized that another key factor is the conflicting statements given by Snuka about the events of that night.

In his 2012 autobiography, Snuka wrote about his personal life "getting a little crazy" in 1983 because of his use of alcohol, steroids and cocaine.

Watch the full analysis of the case above and read more about the investigation, via the Allentown Morning- Call.