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Parrot to give evidence in its owner’s rape and murder trial

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Prosecutors are reportedly using statements by a victim’s parrot as evidence in an upcoming in a rape and murder case in Argentina.

A 46-year-old woman, Elizabeth Toledo, was raped and murdered in San Fernando in December 2018.

A police officer was reportedly guarding the crime scene on December 30 while waiting for forensics experts to arrive when he heard the parrot say: “Ay, no, Por favour, soltame!” (“No, please, let me go”).


The police believe the parrot was repeating its owner’s last words as she was allegedly beaten and raped by two housemates.

The parrot was also mentioned by a neighbour who heard the bird saying “Why did you beat me” as one of the arrested suspects fled the house.

Based on the parrot’s comments and evidence found on the scene, including DNA evidence, two of the housemates Miguel Saturnino Rolon and Jorge Raul Alvarez, have been arrested and are now facing a trial for sexual abuse and homicide. 

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