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Michigan woman accused of killing husband witnessed by foul-mouth parrot found guilty of murder

July 20, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Michigan woman accused of killing husband witnessed by foul-mouth parrot found guilty of murder

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Glenna Duram found guilty of murder in parrot case

Glenna Duram who is standing trial in Western Michigan for killing her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man’s pet parrot was found guilty by a jury on Wednesday.

It took Jurors eight hours to deliberate in Newaygo County Court before convicting the 49-year-old woman of first-degree murder, second-degree murder, and fire arms charges in connection with the May 2015 shooting death of her husband 46-year-old Martin Duram.

A neighbor discovered both Martin and Glenna Duram in the bedroom of their Ensley Township home.

Martin Duram was fatally shot five times while his wife sustained a head wound but survived in what prosecutors deemed an attmepted suicide.

Martin Duram (left) was gunned down by his wife, Glenna Duram (right) in May 2015

Following Martin Duram’s killing, his ex-wife, Christina Keller, who assumed ownership of his foul-mouthed African pet parrot named Bud, told police the bird kept repeating “don’t f*****g shoot” in his owner’s voice.

Family members maintained the parrot was recounting what seemed to be an argument, shifting his voice between a male and female.

“He was there to see it all, he heard it, it’s imprinted in his brain, he can’t let it go and that’s awful,” Keller said during an interview last year with WOOD-TV.

“That bird picks up everything and anything, and it’s got the filthiest mouth around,” the victim’s mother Lillian Duram previously told NBC News.

“I think (Bud) was there, remembers (what happened) and he was saying it,” Martin’s father, Charles, said.

Martin Duram’s pet parrot Bud, (above) watched as he was murdered by his wife, Glenna Duram,

During questioning, Glenna Duram told investigators she could not recount the events leading up to the shooting but denied murdering her spouse.

Additionally, police discovered three suicide notes in the home, which the woman denied writing.

Prosecutors had refused to rule out Bud as potential witness evidence, but in the end chose not to use the pet during the trial.

Duram had an outburst of anger as jurors read the verdict.

The judge presiding over the case has scheduled sentencing for Aug. 28.

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