Martin Duram, his murder scene is being re-enacted by his parrot
Martin Duram, 45, shot 5 times in his home in Sand Lake, Mich, in what was assumed to be double homicide
Glenna Duram, 46, shot and seriously wounded also found in home, initially assumed dead at the scene but later made full recovery
Duram’s parrot allegedly witnessed crime,in a video recorded by victim’s family weeks after the crime said “Don’t f—ing shoot,” in re-enactment of domestic dispute before the shooting
“That bird picks up everything and anything, and it’s got the filthiest mouth around,” – Lillian Duram, victims”s mother
Cops reportedly suspect wife of trying to pull off a murder-suicide
Prosecutor yet to decide on filing charges against Glenna
Glenna claims she can’t recollect events and denies accusations despite leaving 3 suicide notes
Glenna Duram, suspected of attempting to pull off murder-suicide, but failed in the suicide bid.
An African grey parrot called Bud may hold the key to solving an attempted double homicide in a Michigan home which ended in the home owner being shot dead while his wife who was also shot in the incident has recovered.The victims’s family suspect that the bird may have witnessed y-the death of it’s owner, because in a video which they recorded weeks after the murder, it said the words “Don’t f–ing shoot.”
Martin Duram, 45 was murdered in his home in Ensley Township Mich in May 2015 in what was initially thought to be a double-homicide. Duram’s wife, Glenna, 46, was also found in the home apparently dead from a gunshot wound to the head. However, an hour later the police realized she was still alive.
Bud the African Grey Parrot, the star witness in the case against it’s owner’s murderer
Now, the Police reportedly, now regard the wife who since recovered from her injury, as a suspect, suggesting she tried to pull off a murder-suicide.
The bird, they said, mimicked both Durham and his wife. The video shows the bird, clinging to the outside of a cage, changing voices, almost as if it were arguing.
“I personally think he was there and he remembers it and he was saying it,” Duram’s father, Charles Duram, said.State police identified the wife as a suspect in a murder-attempted suicide, suggesting she shot him five times before turning the gun on herself.
Police records detail financial problems, gambling problems and a potentially troubled marriage, ending with the killing of Martin Duram with a gun he kept at his home. Police say Glenna Duram left three suicide notes, one to her ex-husband and one to each of her children:
“i’m sorry but i love you and soo sorry i’ve been a disappointment to you these last 12 yrs or so Please forgive me your one of the best things I ever did — Love mom.”
But in an interview with police after she recovered, she denied killing him, saying she remembered nothing until she was in the hospital.
“I know for a fact I didn’t kill my husband,” police quoted her as saying.
She also said she didn’t remember writing the suicide letters, but a handwriting analysis showed she did, police said.
Police on the scene at the Duram residence
The dead man’s parents Lillian and Charles Duram say they are frustrated that nobody has been charged in the death. They also say they believe the bird is a witness.
“That bird picks up everything and anything, and it’s got the filthiest mouth around,” Duram’s mom, Lillian Duram, said.
“It’s frustrating. I cry,” she said.
For the Victim’s father Charles, “The worst thing for a husband to do is look over at his wife crying and there’s absolutely no way of comforting this woman because there’s no settlement there at all” He however added that he is not yet ready to convict his daughter-in-law.
“I got hope that maybe there’s something out there that we don’t know about that can change this whole situation,” he said. For Lillian, the was clear evidence as to who killed her son, “The b—- did it,” she said.
The prosecutor said 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.
“There’s some evidence to support” the theory that Glenna Duram killed her husband, Springstead said.
“Although the law allows charging on probable cause, I don’t like to do that, especially when you have a very serious case,” he said. “When the investigation is done, I like to be satisfied there’s proof beyond a reasonable doubt.”