Pet parrot repeats murdered man's last words to nail wife

Pet parrot repeats murdered mans last words to nail wife

Michigan - Though its comments were not taken as evidence during trial



By Web Report

Published: Sat 22 Jul 2017, 5:50 PM

Last updated: Sun 23 Jul 2017, 1:20 AM

It was a murder whose lone witness was a pet parrot. And when the winged witness mimicked his slain owner's last words - the killer's defence apparently went weak.   
 
Even though a prosecutor's request to admit the comments of the bird into evidence for the trial was denied, the words were an obvious giveaway and enough proof to nail the murderer.  
 
Glenna Duram, 49, was convicted of murdering her husband 46-year-old Martin Duram. She shot him five times, before trying to kill herself at their home in Newaygo County in Michigan.
 
The trial went on for 10 days. Defense lawyers tried in vain to convince the jury that the woman was taking medicines and was not in the right frame of mind when she committed the crime.
 
Even though Martin's pet parrot - Bud - was not called upon during the trial, his former wife - Christina Keller - who took the bird in after the killing - said it overheard the man begging for his life before being murdered.

Keller said Bud repeatedly said, "Don't ******* shoot" while parroting Martin's voice, which she said was the bird replaying the final words he heard from his former owner on the night he was shot, the Daily Mail reported.
 
Martin's parents said they were quite certain the bird was revealing what went on.
 
"That bird picks up everything and anything, and it's got the filthiest mouth around," Lillian Duram, Martin's mother, told the BBC.
 
Glenna will be sentenced on August 28 and faces life in jail.


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