Snuka appeared in court on last Friday in Lehigh Valley, PA to determine if he is fit to stand trial. Forensic psychologist doctor Frank M. Dattilio said that Snuka is a â€śshell of a manâ€ť whose brain is â€śdamaged beyond repair from years of wrestling stuntsâ€ť and that Snukaâ€™s dementia is â€śworsening by the month,â€ť and he has â€śserious memory loss.â€ť
Dr. Dattilio also said that the pressure of a trial would cause â€śsevere erosion of Snukaâ€™s emotional state.â€ť According to Dr. Dattilio, Snuka is not able to stand trial.
In an update, the prosecutors brought in a second doctor, Dr. John Oâ€™Brien, to see if Snuka was able to stand trial for the case on Wednesday. According to Dr. Oâ€™Brien, Snukaâ€™s brain is within the normal range of someone in their 70’s and Snuka is able to stand trial for the case. Dr. Oâ€™Brien added that Snuka was able to â€śhear, comprehend, and respond appropriately to questions,â€ť
According to the Morning Call, Judge Kelly Banach said she will need to do further research on the evidence presented by both sides before making a final decision. The judge will give her ruling either on Wednesday or at the next court hearing.