A judge from the Argentine city of San Isidro (a suburb of Buenos Aires) decided to hear the testimony of a key witness in the case of brutal rape and murder. This witness was a talking parrot. The story of an unusual criminal case is told by the British tabloid The Sun.
Elisabeth Toledo, 46, was killed in a house she shared with two men. They became the main suspects in this case. When the police examined the crime scene, they noticed a parrot, which was Elizabeth’s pet. The bird was repeating in Spanish, “No, please let me go.” As it turned out later, these were the last words of the woman.
Moreover, the bird directly pointed out the likely culprit to the police. When one of Elizabeth’s neighbors entered the room, the parrot perked up and said: “Why are you hitting me?” Considering that the body of the murdered woman was found in the same room where the cage with the parrot stood, he probably saw everything with his own eyes. He was even able to tell about a terrible scene, which he unwittingly witnessed!
Still, the accusations against the two men are based not only on the evidence of the bird. The prosecution also rests on the results of the DNA examination, which indicate the guilt of the accused. Nevertheless, the prosecutor in charge of this case, Bibiana Santella, decided to include a parrot in the materials.
If the court finds 53-year-old Miguel Rolon and 65-year-old Jorge Alvarez guilty, they will face life imprisonment.