Woman found guilty of killing husband in murder witnessed by parrot

Woman found guilty of killing husband in murder witnessed by parrot

Woman found guilty of killing husband in murder witnessed by parrot

A 49-year-old MI woman was found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday on the basis of witness testimony about the moment she killed her husband.

Duram, from the U.S. state of MI, was found to have shot her husband, Martin Duram, five times before turning the gun on herself in a failed suicide attempt in May 2015, according to The Evening Standard.

According to the BBC, that witness was an African Grey parrot named Bud, whose repetitive mimicry of his owner Martin Duram's dying words helped a jury convict Duram's wife Glenna of his 2015 murder.

While Bud wasn't used as a witness during the trial, the prosecutor did reserve the right to use the bird as a potential piece of evidence, but the pet wasn't needed. When the parrot, an African Grey called Bud, later recited the phrase 'Don't shoot!' those linked to the case believed it was clear what had happened. In a report obtained by local outlet WOOD TV8, police indicated that they first thought the incident was a double-homicide, after finding Glenna in the home with a gunshot wound to the head. And the victim's mother, Lillian Duram, seems to agree: "That bird picks up everything and anything", she said.

'It just isn't good; just isn't good.

Martin Duram's ex-wife, Christina Keller, has said that after the slaying, the pet parrot, Bud, repeated "don't (expletive) shoot" in Martin Duram's voice.

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