Mental exam ordered in attempted murder case

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Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. — A judge ordered a man charged with trying to kill his estranged wife to undergo an evaluation after his attorney said he will use an insanity defense.

Jesus M. Parra, 48, of Grand Island is charged with attempted first-degree murder, second-degree assault, possession of a knife by a prohibited person, two counts of child abuse and four counts of using a knife to commit a felony for an April 16 incident involving his estranged wife, Rosa Olivas de Parra, two of their children and a grandchild.

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