In Fayetteville, North Carolina, the former soldier accused of tying her emotional support dog to a tree and shooting him five times in the head has been found dead. Marinna Rollins, 23, and Jarren Heng, 25, each faced a felony animal cruelty charge after the brutal shooting of the dog in April; Heng videotaped the disturbing incident. According to WbtvNews, Rollins was found dead at her home located at 5600 Netherfield Place. Police are investigating the ex-soldier’s death as a suicide.
On Sunday, Fayetteville Police Lt. Todd Joyce declined to explain what evidence detectives found. He says police were called to her apartment early Sunday after her body was found by friends.
Both Rollins and Heng had been accused of taking the dog into the woods, tying the brown and white pit bull named Camboui to a tree and then shooting him in the head five times. Heng was heard on the video asking Rollins if he could shoot the dog too. One of the three disturbing videos, shows Rollins dragging the lifeless body of her dog to a shallow grave speaking to him:
“It’s been real… I love you, you’re my puppy, you’re a good puppy, but … “
According to court documents Rollins received a medical retirement from the army in January. Authorities located the dog’s body on Wednesday buried in the woods in a shallow grave.
(Photos of emotional support dog and suspects via Facebook Justice for Cam)
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