Weeks after his death, the couple’s pet African grey parrot began loudly repeating an argument between what sound like a pair of male and female voices.
“Get out,” the parrot says in a male voice.
“Where will I go,” it replies in a feminine voice.
"Don’t f----ing shoot,” the parrot responds, once again using the masculine tone.
The prosecuting attorney in the case, Robert Springstead, is currently studying the parrot’s testimony to determine if it can be used in court.
“It’s an interesting novelty and it’s been a great opportunity for me to learn about African parrots,” he told the Free Press. “It is something we are going to be looking at to determine if it’s reliable to use or if it’s information we need to prosecute this case.”
Springstead previously stated that he was unaware if there was any precedent for a bird to testify in court. He joked that when the judge asks the witness to raise their right hand, it will be quite difficult for a parrot, telling the Free Press, “to a parrot, are you raising a wing, a foot?”