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Old 29 June 2016, 02:13 PM
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Default Parrot could help prosecute murder suspect

A Sand Lake couple’s pet parrot could be used as evidence to prove Glenna Duram murdered her husband Martin.

http://www.9news.com/news/crime/parr...pect/255066281
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Old 29 June 2016, 02:38 PM
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Colonel Jessup: Polly want a cracker?
Lieutenant Kaffee: Polly want the truth!
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Old 29 June 2016, 06:00 PM
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So the parrot is going to be a stool pigeon?
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Old 29 June 2016, 08:06 PM
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Leave it to the parrot to sing like a canary...
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Old 29 June 2016, 10:56 PM
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Leave it to the parrot to sing like a canary...
And that was my second joke!
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Old 30 June 2016, 12:19 AM
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The Case of the Perjured Parrot

The only witness to a rich man's murder is his parrot, who keeps repeating the suspect's name. But in court, everyone is surprised at what the bird says next. Perry does his magic at an informal coroner's Inquest in a rural area.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0673353/
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Old 30 June 2016, 04:46 AM
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Oh great, so Phoenix Wright cases exist in real life too. Is the defendant also afraid of earthquakes and is the chief prosecutor still carrying a bullet in his shoulder from the day he shot his rival?
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Colonel Jessup: Polly want a cracker?
Lieutenant Kaffee: Polly want the truth!
No, Polly wants a retainer!
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Old 18 July 2016, 04:09 PM
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Oh great, so Phoenix Wright cases exist in real life too. Is the defendant also afraid of earthquakes and is the chief prosecutor still carrying a bullet in his shoulder from the day he shot his rival?
Does the defence attorney's assistant gain six inches and three cup sizes every so often?
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What if the defendant has the parrot murdered to keep him from testifying?

Prosecutor: "Your honor, there's a problem with the next witness."
Judge: "What's wrong with him?"
Prosecutor: "He's dead, that's what's wrong with him."
Defendant: "No he's not; he's resting."
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Default Wife convicted of murder apparently witnessed by pet parrot

A jury has convicted a western Michigan woman of first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man's pet parrot.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wife-con...by-pet-parrot/
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Gary Larson got amazingly close:

(I was actually looking for a different comic - I didn't realize this early one even existed!)
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What if the defendant has the parrot murdered to keep him from testifying?

Prosecutor: "Your honor, there's a problem with the next witness."
Judge: "What's wrong with him?"
Prosecutor: "He's dead, that's what's wrong with him."
Defendant: "No he's not; he's resting."
Prosecutor: "Next you'll tell me he's pining for the fjords, right ?"
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