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Woman Found Guilty Of Husband's Murder After Parrot 'Witness' Repeats 'Final Words'

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Woman Found Guilty Of Husband's Murder After Parrot 'Witness' Repeats 'Final Words'

A woman has been found guilty for the murder of her husband, after the couple's pet parrot witnessed the shooting.

Glenna Duram, 49, shot her husband Martin Duram, 46, five times in front of Bud the parrot back in May 2015.

Credit: WoodTV

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Glenna, from Michigan, suffered a head injury during the incident, which prosecutors said was a failed suicide attempt.

The court heard that, following Martin's death, the parrot repeatedly mimicked his voice to say 'don't shoot!' This information was provided by his ex-wife, Christina Keller, who took ownership of the parrot after the tragedy.

Glenna will be sentenced next month for the murder and a firearm charge. Credit: Newaygo County Jail

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Despite being the only witness to the crime, Bud was not called upon during the trial, but Keller took the stand to say she believed the bird was replaying Martin's final words.

The jury found Glenna guilty of first-degree murder following a day of deliberations. She will be sentenced next month.

Glenna in court this week. Credit: Fox17

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Martin's parents agreed with Keller, with his dad telling local media: "I personally think [Bud] was there, and he remembers it and he was saying it."

Lillian Duram, Martin's mum, added: "That bird picks up everything and anything, and it's got the filthiest mouth around."

She told Fox17: "It just isn't good. Two years is a long time to wait for justice. To sit there and watch her be emotionless... kind of hurt too.

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Credit: WoodTV

"I feel hurt that both families had to go through this, 'cause we both used to be close and go camping together."

Glenna's attorney Mark Miller, says his client is considering appealing the verdict. He told Fox17: "Obviously we respect the decision of the jury, that's our legal system, we have the greatest legal system in the world.

"It's not the result that we wanted but we respect the decision of the jury."

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Glenna will be sentenced on 28 August, and could get life in prison.

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Topics: Murder

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