Talking Parrot’s Words Could Prosecute a Murder Suspect in US

The parrot repeated what could have been the victim’s last words.

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Woman talking to a parrot. Image for representational purpose. (Photo: iStockphoto)
  • In a bizarre case, a parrot may provide key evidence in the murder trial of a woman accused of killing her husband in the US. Glenna Duram, 48, has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Martin Duram, who was shot five times in May last year at their home in Sand Lake, Michigan.

  • Martin’s family claims the couple’s pet parrot, Bud, likely witnessed the murder after the bird was heard saying “Don’t shoot” in a video taken shortly after Duram’s death. The couple’s parrot started repeating aloud an argument between a male and a female.

  • The man yelled “get out” to which the woman replied “where will I go?” Then, in what family believes are his last words, the man said, “Don’t shoot”. Prosecuting Attorney Robert Springstead said that they are studying the parrot’s words, trying to determine if they are admissible evidence.

(With inputs from PTI.)

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