Monday, December 26, 2016

Polly want an indictment

I know this sounds like the plot of an old Twilight Zone episode or something.  I was going to say Alfred Hitchcock, but he had a lot more than one bird in his pictures.

The picture you see below is of Martin Duram, now deceased, and his wife Glenna, of Sand Lake, Michigan.  We know that Martin died in his home last year of a bullet wound, and his wife was also found shot but still alive, which she still is.

As it always does, it took the police about 14 minutes to figure Glenna got him in a murder-suicide that didn't quite get finished 100%, but they haven't charged her, owing to a paucity of evidence.
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Martin's parents, however, feel otherwise, and are howling for Glenna to be tried.  As evidence, they cite three suicide notes found in her handwriting, as presented on WOOD-TV.  

 “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,"  she wrote.

For her part, Glenna says she does not remember writing these notes and denies that she killed her husband. 

Oh, and there's one more piece of evidence.  

You know how, in whodunits, the police always show up later with an eyewitness that the killer did not know was there? Martin's parents said there was a witness to the murder and that he was even able to say that Martin's last words were "don't f-----g shoot!" 

The only hitch is, this witness who now proudly crows about Martin Duram's swan song is a parrot.  An African grey parrot, to be exact, housemate of the Durams. "That bird picks up everything and anything, and it's got the filthiest mouth around," Martin's mother Lillian Duram told the TV news.

"I personally think he was there and he remembers it and he was saying it," his father Charles Duram added. 

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And this bird can sing!
The Durams, who refer to their daughter-in-law as a witch, or something that sounds like that, are sure she is responsible. And the courts in Michigan are left to determine whether to hold her over for trial on the words of a stool pigeon.

Stay tuned! 

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