Grand Island Man Guilty of Trying to Kill Estranged Wife

Posted 7 months ago

By Associated Press

Jesus Parra

Jesus Parra

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — A 48-year-old Grand Island man is scheduled to be sentenced next month for trying to kill his estranged wife.

Online court records say Jesus Parra pleaded no contest to three charges and was convicted last week. The three are attempted murder, assault and possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person. Sentencing is set for July 17.

Prosecutors dropped six other charges in exchange for Parra’s pleas.

In February he’d been declared mentally incompetent and was sent to a psychiatric hospital for treatment. He was to remain there until “the disability is removed.” In April Parra was declared competent to stand trial as long as he continued to take his medication.

Police say he attacked and injured Rosa Olivas de Parra at her home in April 2013.