During the May 13th hearing, 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 According to Dr. Dattilio, Snuka is not able to stand trial.
On May 18th, the prosecutors brought in a second doctor, Dr. John Oâ€™Brien. According to 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
At the March 20th hearing, Snuka took the stand in order to help determine if heâ€™s able to stand trial. Judge Banach asked Snuka basic questions including his identity, ability to read and write, obtaining a driverâ€™s license, where he lives, and other tests while he was on the stand.
Judge Kelly Banach said at the May 20th hearing that she will need to do further research on the evidence presented by both sides before making a final decision. Thus, the reason that the next hearing will take place on June 21st.