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Pet Parrot May Serve As Witness In Murder Case, But Will He Be Flighty?

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    (Published Friday, June 3, 2016)

    In Michigan, one pet owner may rue the day she adopted her parrot.

    Glenna Duram is currently on trial, charged with murdering her 45-year-old husband Martin on May 12, 2015. Bud, her African grey parrot, is the sole witness to the crime. And he’s been vocal about what he saw.

    "Don't f---ing shoot," Bud said on a video recorded by family members weeks after the killing, NBC News reports.

    "That bird picks up anything and everything," Martin’s mother, Lillian Duram, told Today in June. "He's got the filthiest mouth around."

    The local prosecutor previously told NBC affiliate WOOD in Grand Rapids that he has not ruled out putting the African Grey parrot on the stand.

    Duram, who survived what prosecutors believe was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, is charged with first-degree murder.