Woman ordered to trial for murder of husband

Glenna Duram
A courtesy photo of Glenna Duram.

WHITE CLOUD, Mich. (WOOD) — A woman has been ordered to stand trial for the murder of her husband, who died in their Sand Lake-area home last year.

After a second day of testimony in a preliminary hearing in a Newaygo County courtroom, Glenna Duram was bound over to stand trial for first-degree murder in the death of Martin Duram.

Martin Duram
A courtesy photo of Martin Duram.

Martin Duram was shot five times at their home in Ensley Township in May 2015. Glenna Duram, his second wife, survived a bullet wound to the head that prosecutors say was a suicide attempt.

In the first day of testimony earlier this month, witnesses described the house on the shooting as being in “disarray.” One witness said there appeared to have been a struggle.

Family members say Bud, an African grey parrot, seems to replay the murder, mimicking what sounds like an argument between a male and a female.

Bud, an African grey parrot, on June 3, 2016.
Bud, an African grey parrot, on June 3, 2016.

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

The prosecutor previously told 24 Hour News 8 that he has not ruled using a parrot that allegedly witnessed the murder as evidence. However, the bird’s current owner says the prosecutor now feels confident there’s enough evidence against Glenna Duram to convict her, without using Bud.