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Sing like a canary

Parents believe a parrot witnessed their son's murder and should be used as evidence in the US

Martin Duram’s pet parrot keeps repeating the phrase “don’t f***ing shoot”.

A COUPLE IN America believe a parrot may be the only witness to their son’s murder.

Martin Duram was shot and killed in his home in Michigan in May 2015.

Bud, an African gray parrot, belonged to Duram and keeps repeating the phrase “Don’t f***ing shoot.”

Duram’s parents, Lillian and Charles, believe their son’s pet parrot could be a key witness to uncovering the events surrounding his death according to WOOD-TV.

Police first believed the 45 year-old’s death was a double homicide as they also found his wife, Glenna, in the home with a gunshot wound to the head, but she survived the incident.

However, Michigan State Police reports now list the wife as a suspect.

Duram’s parents recorded Bud the parrot saying the phrase over and over and they want it to be used as evidence in the investigation.

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“I personally think he was there and he remembers it and he was saying it,” Duram’s father, Charles, told WOOD-TV. Duram’s mother added:

That bird picks up everything and anything, and it’s got the filthiest mouth around.

His mother has wondered why charges haven’t been filed, but investigators are unsure how the bird’s testimony would hold up in court.

Newaygo County Prosecutor, Robert Springstead, said he’s aware the couple had a bird that talked and he expects to decide in two or three weeks whether to file charges. He said he’s waiting for Michigan State Police to finish the investigation.

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