A pet parrot is currently considered as a key witness in a rape and murder trial case because it managed to hear the last words of the owner.
The murder trial is being held in Argentina.
Prosecutors are using statements from a parrot as evidence in an upcoming rape and murder trial.
46-year-old Elizabeth Toledo was raped and murdered in the city of San Fernando in the Eastern Argentine region of Great Buenos Aires in December 2018.
A police officer was reportedly guarding the murder scene on December 30, 2018, while waiting for forensic experts to arrive when he heard the parrot say:
“No, please, let me go.”
The police believe that the parrot was repeating the last words of its owners when she was being beaten and being raped by 2 housemates.
Local media said that the parrot was also mentioned by a neighbor who heard the beard saying “why did you beat me” as one of the arrested suspects fled the house.
Head prosecutor Bibiana Santella has included the testimony of the parrot in the case file.
The autopsy report of Elizabeth Toledo showed that she was beaten, raped, and strangled to death.
Toledo rented a room to 3 men in the same house.
Based on the comments of the parrot and also the evidence that they found in the scene, 2 housemates were arrested and charged with homicide-related charges.
DNA evidence was also found in the scene.
The third housemate was also arrested but he has an excuse for the time of the alleged murder.
Miguel Saturnino Rolon and Jorge Raul Alvarez, the 2 main suspects, are facing a trial for homicide and sexual abuse.
The teeth marks on the body of the victim have been confirmed as Rolon’s, and Alvarez was traced through DNA.
A trial date is still to be confirmed.