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Fla. landscaper sentenced for mowing over ducklings

WELLINGTON, Fla. - A Florida landscaper was sentenced to a year in jail on Friday after he intentionally ran over a family of ducks with a lawn mower in May, reports CBS affiliate WTSP.

Jason Falbo, 24, pleaded guilty to nine counts of animal cruelty. Authorities say he mowed down 11 ducklings and their mother May 2 at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. Police say nine ducklings died. The mother and two ducklings survived.

According to the station, Fablo told his boss it was an accident, but witnesses said he went out of his way to hit the ducks and mowed over them a second time.

Boyd Jentzsch said his family, including his 7-year-old son, watched from inside their home, screaming as the ducks were run over.

Falbo also pleaded guilty to a domestic strangulation case from earlier in the year, the station reported. He also received two years of probation.