Skip to comments.Parrot may have witnessed Eastern Michigan murder: 'Don't f—ing shoot'
Posted on 06/03/2016 3:16:41 PM PDT by Rusty0604
SAND LAKE, Mich. - It's a bizarre twist to a year-old murder in Eastern Michigan.
A witness has come forward who will never be able to take the stand the victim's African grey parrot, Bud.
The victim's family shared a video with Wood TV that was taken several weeks after the May 2015 murder. In the video, the parrot appears to say, "Don't fing shoot."
45-year-old Martin Duram was shot and killed inside his home in Ensley Township, Mich. in May 2015. Police thought at first that the incident was a double homicide. His wife, Glenna, was found with a gunshot wound to the head. But, she survived.
Michigan State Police reports now list Glenna as a suspect, suggesting it was an attempted murder-suicide.
Duram's parents believe Bud the parrot is a witness.
They said the bird mimicked Duram and his wife. In the video, you can hear Bud changing voice, as if he's mimicking an argument.
In Bud's low voice, many people believe he says, "Fing don't shoot." It could peg Glenna as the shooter.
Wood TV obtained police reports that state a witness asked police whether or not Bud can be used as evidence, but no response was given.
(Excerpt) Read more at wthr.com ...
Shades of Twin Peaks
“I’ve got this parrot, he worries me. Every time I come home he squawks “Quick! Out the window!””
African Grey Parrots can be very intelligent, even entertaining, but there are limits to their abilities.
What I heard was just a lot of random squawking, typical big bird noises, and not nearly enough to convict the dead man’s wife for murder. Still, I’m sure the man’s parents will always feel that she is the one who took their son’s life.
My phone number must have been one digit off from the Coast Guard weather station — There were an awful lot of calls asking if the coast was clear.
This is a funny video:
WATCH: North Carolina cockatoo hilariously imitates divorced owners
Hmmm. Fredo again?
The first thing came to my mind is this episode:
3 Stooges - Disorder In The Court ROFL
That is hilarious! The bird has all the vocal inflections along with expressive body english. That reminds me, if I ever do buy an Umbrella Cocatoo or Parrot, not to have private discussions within earshot.
This is all drama from her past owners. She still hasn’t released the stress from that bickering couple. Would be even better with subtitles.
It sounds like the stereotypic grouchy mother-in-law, for whom you can’t ever do anything right.
Damnit! I was going to binge-watch that show!
I have been rewatching on Netflix after not seeing since its first run.
It’s definitely worth watching.
You would probably also do well to keep the bird away from the television or streaming video.There is no telling what it might pick up from basic cable.
That's where I know that voice from!!!
Lol thanks, I watched the whole thing.
“The first thing came to my mind is this episode:
3 Stooges - Disorder In The Court ROFL”
“...Find the Letter, find the letter! Arrrch”
“Take off your hat, put your right hand here, raise your left hand. [Judge] Will you please take off your hat!”
Reminds me of the plumber who knocked on the door, and from inside the parrot said, “Who is it?”
It’s the plumber, I’ve come to fix the pipes. No one opens the door, so he knocks again, “Who is it?” say’s the parrot. “It’s the plumber, I’ve come to fix the pipes!” say’s the annoyed plumber.
Angry, he pounds on the door. Once again, “Who is it?” say’s the parrot—”IT’S THE PLUMBER—I’VE COME TO FIX THE PIPES!” and at that moment he has a heart attack and dies on the spot.
Soon after, the woman of the house comes home, see’s the dead body at her door, and shrieks, “Oh my god, there’s a dead body here—who is it??”
The parrot answers, “It’s the plumber, he’s come to fix the pipes.”
My father used to tell this joke when I was a little girl. It always made me laugh. Thanks for the memory.
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