Judge: Woman competent for trial in murder witnessed by parrot

Martin Duram, Glenna Duram
Courtesy photos of Martin and Glenna Duram.

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman charged with the murder of her husband in a 2015 murder-attempted suicide near Sand Lake is competent to stand trial.

A Newaygo County judge made that ruling Wednesday in the case of Glenna Duram.

Duram is charged with first-degree murder in connection to the May 2015 death of her husband, Martin Duram.

Martin was shot five times and died in his home on 128th Street in Ensley Township. Glenna, who is Duram’s second wife, survived a bullet wound to the head.

The prosecutor previously told 24 Hour News 8 that he has not ruled using a parrot that 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 an argument between a male and a female.

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

Duram is expected back in court for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 2.