- Associated Press - Thursday, April 17, 2014

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A 48-year-old Grand Island man has now been found competent to stand trial on charges that he tried to kill his estranged wife.

The Grand Island Independent says (http://bit.ly/1mgXhg0 ) Jesus Parra returned to court on Wednesday and was declared competent, as long as he continues to take his medication.

In February he’d been declared mentally incompetent and was sent to the state psychiatric hospital in Lincoln for treatment. He was to remain there until “the disability is removed.”

Parra already has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges and charges of assault, child abuse and attempted murder. Police say he attacked and injured Rosa Olivas de Parra at her home in April 2013. Police say the couple’s adult daughter was cut while trying to intervene.


Information from: The Grand Island Independent, http://www.theindependent.com



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