Parrot potential witness in murder case

Martin Duram was killed after he was shot five times in his home in May 2015. His wife Glenna's body was found in a bloody heap beneath a blanket nearby.

When police arrived at the home it looked as though it had been broken into. They initially thought it was a double homicide until about an hour into the investigation when Glenna moved.

She survived and is now a suspect in her husband's death while his parrot a possible witness. She has not been charged,  according to WOOD-TV.

"That bird picks up everything and anything," the victim's mother, Lillian Duram, told WOOD-TV. "And it's got the filthiest mouth around."

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Bud, an African parrot, mimics two voices in what appears to be a re-enactment of the moments leading up to Martin Duram's death.

"Don't shoot," Bud says in the video taken by Martin Duram's parents a few weeks after the shooting.


"I personally think he was there and he remembers it and he was saying it," Charles Duram, the victim's father, told WOOD-TV.

Police say Glenna Duram shot Martin before turning the gun on herself,  according to WOOD-TV. Investigators found three suicide notes at the house, according to WOOD-TV.

She denies killing him and said she remembers nothing until she was in the hospital, according to WOOD-TV.

Newaygo County prosecutor Robert Springstead has not seen the video, according to WOOD-TV. He plans to decide on charges in the next few weeks, according to WOOD-TV.