Nebraska man ruled incompetent for trial

By: AP
By: AP

Grand Island, NE (AP) - A Grand Island man charged with trying to kill his estranged wife has been declared mentally incompetent for trial.
Forty-eight-year-old Jesus Parra already has pleaded not guilty to weapons charges and charges of assault, child abuse and attempted murder.

Officials 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. The Parras' other daughter and their toddler granddaughter were in the home at the time, too.

Following a competency hearing, Hall County Judge Teresa Luther ordered Jesus Parra's commitment to the state psychiatric hospital in Lincoln for treatment. Court documents say he'll remain there until the "disability is removed." Then he'll return to Hall County Jail to await further court action.

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