8:20 A.M. — PALM BEACH GARDENS (AP) ? A South Florida couple is headed to court on charges that they allegedly arranged for their neighborhood ducks to be killed.
Robert and Blain Aymond of Palm Beach Gardens are set to appear before a judge on Monday for a non-jury trial. Authorities say the couple hired a trapper to remove eight birds they had corralled in their patio and had them euthanized at a shelter. A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigation found that the “no kill” shelter euthanized the birds because the Aymonds had given a large donation.
The Aymonds insist they did nothing wrong. At a pretrial hearing last month, the courtroom was filled with supporters of the ducks wearing yellow ribbons in their honor.