A foul-mouthed African grey parrot named Bud might be a witness to a murder, the victim’s family told WOOD-TV.
Martin Duram, 45, was fatally shot and killed in his home in Ensley Township, Michigan in May 2015. His wife, Glenna, is a suspect in his murder.
After Duram’s murder, his parents took in his parrot, Bud.
Now Duram’s parents say an expletive-laced rant Bud went on might be his eyewitness account of the events leading up to his murder.
They recorded Bud imitating what sounds like a fight between a man and a woman.
“Don’t f---ing shoot,” Bud said.
“That bird picks up everything and anything, and it’s got the filthiest mouth around,” Lillian Duram, Duram’s mom, said.
“I personally think he was there and he remembers it and he was saying it,” Charles Duram, Duram’s father, said.
Duram’s parents expressed frustration that no charges have been filed in their son’s death.
Charles Duram said he “isn’t ready to convict” his daughter-in-law.
“I got hope that maybe there’s something out there that we don’t know about that can change this whole situation,” he said.
Lillian Duram disagreed.
“The b---- did it,” she said.
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