Farmer jailed for five years after killing neighbour by driving teleporter through car

A 63-year-old farmer has been jailed for five years for killing his neighbour in April 2017 in a dispute over a loud device used to scare crows off his land.

Michael Ferris of Rattoo, Ballyduff in Kerry stood trial for Anthony O’Mahony’s murder but was found guilty of the lesser charge of manslaughter.

He told Gardaí he “just snapped” after being provoked for years by the 73-year-old farmer. His trial heard he drove a farm vehicle into Mr. O’Mahony while he was sitting in his car on a small country road.