SAND LAKE, Mich. — A Sand Lake couple's pet parrot could be used as evidence to prove Glenna Duram murdered her husband Martin.
Fourteen months after Martin Duram was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds in his Sand Lake home, Glenna Duram, 48, is in jail and accused of his murder.
His family thinks the couple quarreled over unpaid bills, foreclosure on their home and her gambling debts.
They believe she killed him and tried but failed to kill herself.
A few weeks after his death last May, the couple’s parrot started repeating a loud, profane argument between a male and a female:
The man told her to, "Get out."
"Where will I go," she replied.
Then, in what family believes are his last words, "Don't f----ing shoot."
"I believe with all my heart that those are the last words of Marty," says former wife Christine Keller. "I recognize two different voices screaming and yelling and it always ends with, 'Don't f---ing shoot.'"
Newago County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Springstead says they are studying the parrot's words, trying to determine if they are admissible evidence.
"It's an interesting novelty and it’s been a great opportunity for me to learn about African parrots," he says. "It is something we are going to be looking at to determine if it’s reliable to use or if its information we need to prosecute this case."
Source: Detroit Free Press