24-year-old Jason Scott Falbo of Royal Palm Beach, Florida was arrested on Wednesday, July 22nd after he ran over a mother duck and her 11 ducklings with his riding lawnmower. The incident took place on May 2nd at the home of a family caring for them in Wellington. The mother and two of her ducklings survived.

Falbo has been charged with nine counts of animal cruelty. Circuit Court Judge Glenn Kelley sentenced him on Thursday, July 23rd to a combined three years of probation on these nine charges as well as a domestic battery charge from an incident a month before the killing of the ducks. The first of those years will be spent in the jail.