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Florida man Reginald Owen Sear to get 2 years for killing bunny rabbits with his hands (Video)


Rabbits are pictured in March 2010 at the pet market of Souq Waqif in Doha.



A 35-year-old Florida man is likely to be sentenced to two years in jail after pleading guilty to twisting three bunny rabbits to death with his bare hands after arguing with his wife, according to The Ledger, a newspaper in Lakeland, FL.

Police said last year that Reginald Owen Sear's wife had expected that he would wake her to feed the bunny rabbits but that when she awoke she discovered that Sear had failed to do so, The Ledger reported.

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"He was so outraged that he took the cardboard box into the bathroom and killed the baby bunnies by twisting them, resulting in their deaths," Jamie Brown, a spokesman for police in Winter Haven, was quoted as saying.

Police said the couple's two children saw the man emerge from the bathroom with blood on his face, according to The Ledger.

Shortly after the killings, the local ABC affiliate produced this report:



Sear pleaded guilty yesterday to three counts of cruelty to an animal, two counts of child abuse one count of domestic battery, the newspaper said.

The charges listed on the record of his arrest posted online by the Polk County Sherrif's office.

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The Ledger said the conditions of Sear's probation, he will not be able to own or take care of any animals. He must also follow a course in anger management and be subjected to a mental health evaluation.

Sentencing is scheduled for April 11.