The comments of a parrot may be used in an upcoming rape and murder trial. Elizabeth Toledo, 46, was raped and then killed in the city of San Fernando, Argentina in December 2018.
At the end of the month a police officer was guarding the crime scene when they heard a parrot say “Ay, no, Por favour, soltame!” (“No, please, let me go”) as reported by The Mirror.
The police believe the parrot was repeating its owner’s last words as she was allegedly beaten and raped by two housemates.
Also, it was said that the parrot was also mentioned by a neighbour who heard it saying “why did you beat me” as one of the arrested suspects fled the house.
Head prosecutor Bibiana Santella has reportedly included the parrot’s ‘testimony’ in the case file. An autopsy showed that the victim has been beaten, raped, and strangled to death.
Her body was found naked and lying on its back on a mattress on the floor. The men that allegedly kill Toledo were the three men she rented a room the same house to.
Housemates Miguel Saturnino Rolon and Jorge Raul Alvarez have been arrested in connection with the homicide.
The third housemate was also arrested, but he reportedly has an alibi for the time of the alleged murder.
The trial’s start date is currently unknown.