A 49-year-old Glenna Duram thought she’d get away with murdering her husband—but unfortunately for her, there was a key eyewitness to the crime: a parrot.“Don’t f– shoot,” are the words now being repeated by Bud, the pet parrot of now-deceased Martin Duram.Bud is an African grey parrot who may have witnessed his owner’s murder.
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Bud’s current owner is convinced that these are the final words of Martin right before being murdered with 5 gun shots.Indeed, prosecutors in the case attempted to submit the parrot’s “testimony” as evidence, but the court denied it.
Instead, the best evidence accepted on her behalf was the long list of psychological medications that defense lawyers hoped would convince the jury she was mentally unstable at the time of the murder.
And yet, even without Bud’s testimony, the jury concluded after 8 hours of deliberation that Glenna was, in fact, guilty of murder, and she now faces life in prison.Duram was her husband’s second wife and police said the marriage was strained by financial and gambling problems.