(WOOD) – A Michigan couple is hoping a foul-mouthed parrot will help find their son’s killer.
Bud is an African grey parrot with a filthy mouth who also may have witnessed his owner’s murder.
“Don’t f–ing shoot,” the bird says on a video that Lillian and Charles Duram took several weeks after their son’s shooting.
Martin Duram, 45, was shot and killed in his home in May 2015 in what police first thought was a double-homicide. Police also found his wife, Glenna, in the home with a gunshot wound to the head. They realized an hour later she was still alive.
Now, Michigan State Police reports obtained under the Freedom of Information Act list the wife as a suspect, suggesting she tried to pull off a murder-suicide. She has since recovered from her injury.
Duram’s parents said they’re frustrated that nobody has been charged in the death.
They also say they believe the bird is a witness.
“I personally think he was there and he remembers it and he was saying it,” Duram’s father, Charles Duram, said.