Well, this is a story you don’t read every day. A Michigan court is trying to decide if a parrot can be used as a witness to a murder. That’s right, a parrot. A “polly wants a cracker” kind of bird.
Last year, Martin Duram was found dead in his Michigan home with multiple gunshots. His wife Glenna is the main suspect.
The family and police think the couple argued over money and bills and then Glenna pulled out a gun and shot her husband.
There were no human witness of the crime, but their parrot keeps repeating words that make it appear that Glenna really did kill Martin.
The parrot kept repeating a conversation and apparently it was the conversation that Marin had with his wife before the crime occurred.
“Get out” and “Don’t f*ck*ng shoot me” are two of the phrases that the bird started quoting just weeks after the killing. The family and prosecutors say these were Martin’s last words before his wife shot him.
Can the bird really be used as a witness? Maybe.
The courts in Michigan are trying to decide if the parrot’s testimony will even be allowed in court, but it isn’t out of the question.
When asked about the case, the prosecuting attorney Robert Springstead made the following comment about the parrot.
“It’s an interesting novelty and it’s been a great opportunity for me to learn about African parrots. 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.”
Check back to Liberty News Now as we follow this strange case.