As noted, WWE Hall of Famer "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka was charged earlier this month with involuntary manslaughter and third-degree murder for the 1983 death of Nancy Argentino. Argentino passed away on May 10, 1983, at the age of 23 due to head trauma. A grand jury in part indicted Snuka after a 2013 article appeared in The Morning Call that looked back at Argentino's death 30 years later. Snuka had given at least half a dozen variations of what happened.
It was in the Morning Call article that reported that in June of 1983, Snuka and Vince McMahon - who was said to be completely cooperative with police during the investigation - met with assistant district attorney Robert Steinberg, the medical examiner and detectives. According to Steinberg, who is now a judge, McMahon did all the talking, but noted that he couldn't remember any specifics of the meeting.
"I remember Vince McMahon being what Vince McMahon has always been — very effusive. He was very protective, a showman," Steinberg said. "He was the mouthpiece, trying to direct the conversation."
Snuka wrote in his book that the only thing he remembered was that McMahon had a briefcase with him, and that he doesn't "know what happened." After that meeting, the article noted that there is no record of police interviewing Snuka ever again. There was a lot of speculation that the contents of the briefcase led to the investigation coming to an abrupt halt.
Gary "The G-Man" Glennell Toms recently interviewed Kevin Amerman, one of the co-authors of the Morning Call story, which you can listen to in the video above. Amerman discussed the briefcase aspect of the story and noted that there wasn't anything to it. Amerman said that he spoke with Steinberg, who said that "any suggestion that the briefcase had anything to do with the investigation really going nowhere at that time is not true, there is nothing like that that occurred."
Amerman added that Steinberg didn't even remember McMahon having a briefcase at the meeting, and that the only thing he remembers is McMahon doing a lot of the talking. Steinberg noted that McMahon would take any question directed at Snuka and was "leading the show and taking all the answers."
Amerman later stated that McMahon could be subpoenaed and be forced to testify about what was said at the meeting. He did note that there is always the possibility that anyone present at the meeting would not have much of a recollection about it to dispute anything that McMahon says.