Monday, May 23, 2022
HomeHot MessFoul-Mouthed Parrot May Testify At Michigan Murder Trial

Foul-Mouthed Parrot May Testify At Michigan Murder Trial

Last year, police say Glenna Duram shot and killed her husband, Martin Duram. There were no witnesses to the murder, except for one: An African grey parrot named Bud, who may be called upon to testify during Duram’s trial this month.

Bud now lives with Martin Duram’s first wife, who says video she shot weeks after the murder shows Bud mimicking Martin’s voice saying “Don’t fucking shoot.”

“He’s using Marty’s voice,” she told WOOD TV, adding that Bud repeats the phrase at least once a few times a week. “It’s intense when it happens,” she said. “My house turns cold.”

“[Bud] was there to see it all,” she added. “And he heard it. It imprinted in his brain. He can’t let it go. And that’s awful.”

Bud was well-known for having a good memory…and a way with expletives. “That bird picks up anything and everything,” the victim’s mother, Lillian Duram, told NBC News in June. “He’s got the filthiest mouth around.”

The prosecutor in the case has told local news outlets that he hasn’t ruled out calling on Bud to testify.

“This is unusual,” NBC analyst Lisa Bloom said Friday. “We don’t often have an animal being called to come in and testify as an eyewitness to a murder.”

MUST READ

MORE BY THIS AUTHOR

6 Fantastic TV Shows That Are Even Better With Marijuana

Few things are better than getting pleasantly high, lying down on your couch, and watching a few hours of TV. Here are six shows to watch with weed.

Don't Miss Your Weekly Dose of The Fresh Toast.

Join the thousands of subscribers who stay informed with TFT's exclusive news briefs delivered directly to your inbox every Friday.

We respect your privacy. Unsubscribe anytime.