Parrot could be key witness in owner's bizarre murder

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Parrot Could Be Key Witness In Owner's Bizarre Murder

By: Amanda Kabbabe/Keleigh Nealon

Police dogs, step aside. Parrots may be the latest animals capable of cracking a murder case.

A Michigan man, Martin Duram, was shot to death in his home. His wife, Glenna, also suffered a shot to the head, but she survived.

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The case was a mystery, until the couple's African gray parrot, Bud, began giving Duram's parents clues about the truth behind their son's murder.

He was heard shouting, "Don't f***ing shoot!"

Duram's parents believe the parrot is mimicking what he picked up during an argument between their son and his wife.

The victim's mother claims the bird is a witness, saying, "That bird picks up everything and anything," adding, "it's got the filthiest mouth around."

Glenna, who has since recovered from her injuries, is now considered a suspect in her husband's murder.

Authorities will have to gather more evidence than just Bud's testimony, since the parrot's statement would not be admissible in court alone.

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