Parra ruled competent to stand trial for attempted murder

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Updated: Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:33:40 CST

A Grand Island man accused of trying to kill his estranged wife has now been ruled competent to stand trial. Jesus Parra faces nine felony charges in Hall County District Court including attempted first degree murder, second degree assault and four counts of use of a deadly weapon. Parra had been declared incompetent to stand trial earlier this year.

It all stems back to an incident on April 16th, 2013 when Parra is accused of going to estranged wife's home and threatening to kill her. He stabbed her during a confrontation in the head, arms, and hand. Parra is being held in the Hall County Jail. A pretrial hearing was set for May 15th. If convicted, Parra could face 300 years in prison.