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A Florida man has been jailed for killing a family of ducklings with his lawnmower

Jason Falbo plead guilty to animal cruelty charges.

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A FLORIDA LANDSCAPER who killed nine ducklings when he intentionally ran over them with his lawnmower has been sentenced to a year in jail.

A Palm Beach County judge sentenced 24-year-old Jason Scott Falbo II last week after he pleaded guilty to felony animal cruelty charges.

Authorities say Falbo mowed down the ducks on 2 May at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. Police say nine ducklings died, while their mother and two ducklings survived.

The family says the ducklings were just a few days old. Boyd Jentzsch told police his family, including his 7-year-old son, watched from inside their home, screaming as the ducks were run over.

ducks CBS News reports that the man said at first that it was an accident. Source: CBS News

Also last week, Falbo pleaded guilty to domestic battery in an unrelated incident about a month before the duckling deaths.

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