A Crime in Venice
A most unusual court case of attempted murder has captivated this historic city. A man, Nicolo Bruni, has been charged AND CONVICTED of attempted murder of his wife.
It seems he trained their talking bird to drive his wife to suicide. The bird would constantly repeat, "End it all" and "Life is not worth living".
The bird was brought in to court and "performed" for the judge.
After hearing the bird, the judge and jury convicted Nicolo.
The bird was not convicted because it was a Minah.
This page was last updated November 2, 2001.