Wife jailed for murdering husband because PARROT repeatedly squawked “don’t f*****g shoot” after witnessing crime


Martin Duram was shot five times while his wife had a head wound when police arrived at their home – and parrot Bud was the key prosecution witness.

Mr Duram’s parrot was a witness to the crime

Prosecutors turn to PARROT in bid to win case against woman accused of murdering husband

A wife has been jailed for life for killing her husband after his PARROT was the key prosecution witness.

Glenna Duram, from Michigan in the US, had been found guilty of first-degree murder and a felony firearm charge.

She has now been jailed for life without parole.

Martin Duram was shot five times in May 2015. His wife also suffered a head wound, which prosecutors said was a suicide attempt.

But since the murder, Mr Duram’s pet parrot had been repeatedly saying “don’t f*****g shoot”.

Glenna Duram has been jailed for life


Martin Duram was shot five times

Mr Duram’s ex-wife, who has now taken ownership of the bird, called Bud, said it kept repeating the phrase in his murdered owner’s voice after his death.

Police arrived to find Mr Duram dead and his wife injured. She was taken to hospital but survived.

Charles Duram told WOOD TV : “I personally think he was there and he remembers it and he was saying it.”

The couple tried handing a video of the parrot repeating the phrase to detectives as evidence but they said it would not be accepted in court.

Martin Duram’s parrot kept repeating the phrase “don’t f*****g shoot” in his dead owner’s voice (Image: Wood TV)

Mrs Duram told investigators in Michigan that she could not remember what happened on the day of the incident but denied killing her husband.

But police documents show that she left three suicide notes to her family, with one reading: “i’m sorry but i love you and soo sorry i’ve been a disappointment to you these last 12 yrs or so.

“Please forgive me your one of the best things I ever did — Love mom.”

Mrs Duram denied leaving the notes when questioned by police.

The records also showed that the couple were dealing with financial issues after they gambled tens of thousands of dollars away between them and were facing imminent foreclosure on their home because of debt.

Mrs Duram’s legal team have said she plans to appeal.


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