Wife faces murder charge in shooting witnessed by parrot

Courtesy photos of Martin and Glenna Duram (via WOOD-TV).

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman has been charged with the murder of her husband in a 2015 murder-attempted suicide near Sand Lake.

Glenna Duram was arraigned in a White Cloud courtroom for first-degree murder in connection to the death of her husband Martin Durum. She is being held in Newaygo County Jail without bond.

Martin was shot five times and killed in his home on 128th Street in Ensley Township in May 2015. His second wife, Glenna, survived a bullet wound to the head.

The prosecutor told 24 Hour News 8 that he has not ruled using a parrot who allegedly witnessed the murder as evidence.

Family members of Martin say Bud, an African grey parrot, seems to replay the murder — mimicking what sounds like two voices, a male and a female, in argument.

“Don’t f—ing shoot,” the bird says on a video that the family says it took several weeks after the shooting.

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