Marinna Rollins: Ex-Solider Recorded Shooting Service Dog Found Dead

Ashley Hoffman

Marinna Rollins, 23, an ex-solider who was charged with shooting her dog has been found dead due to an apparent suicide. Rollins was one of two people who was charged with the animal killing last month.

Jarren Heng, 25, had also faced a felony charge of cruelty to animals after the dog was shot five times and captured on Facebook Live. The body of Marinna Rollins was found around 3 a.m. Sunday morning at her Fayetteville residence, according to CBS station WNCN.

The couple took the gray-and-white male pit bull named Camboui to an unknown wooded area on April 16 or 17, according to ABC News.

Marinna Rollins of Windham was stationed at Fort Bragg, but ended her military career in January of 2017. The Army veteran was found dead around 3:00 am on Sunday in Fayetteville, according to local authorities.

Police are investigating Rollins' death as a suicide.

Rollins' estranged husband, Matt Dyer, a Fort Bragg soldier, adopted the dog, then named "Huey," before he was deployed to Korea for a year. Dyer says that, although he and Rollins were separated, she agreed to care for Huey during his deployment. Dyer revealed to WNCN that during his deployment, Rollins got Huey certified as an emotional support dog.

Rollins then changed the dog's name to "Cambouis." Friends and family said Marinna Rollins suffered from severe PTSD after a traumatic incident that occurred while she served in South Korea. Marinna said she had become attached to the dog and didn't want to give him back.

"I felt like her having to take care of Huey would be good for her and would be good for Huey."

Deputies also said there is video evidence in the dog shooting case the DA's office said it would use.

In the first video, the dog is tied to a tree while Rollins, who is shirtless and wearing camo pants, stands near him with a gun. Marinna then asks Heng, who is recording, "tell me when," and he replies, "go ahead."

She cocks the rifle and shoots the dog at close range. As the dog moans, Heng says, "get him," and she shoots the defenseless animal four more times. Heng then says, "let me hit him, let me hit him once," The couple finds the scene entertaining and begins laughing. "Oh s***, that's his nerves going." A woman's voice is heard in the background, the couple laughs as the dog twitches on the ground.

"It's been real, Cammy, I love you. You're my puppy. You're a good puppy."
"I love you, you're a good dog."

Rollins' sister contacted authorities about the video on April 19, WCSH-TV reports, and an investigation was launched. Court documents show that the dog was Rollins' service dog and that the microchip had been changed to show her as the owner. But her husband's name remained on the adoption papers, according to Heavy.

"I want people to know Huey's real story – not what they're getting from Marinna and Jarren – someone who actually knows what happened... They're just going to say whatever keeps them in the least amount of trouble."
"They didn't just get drunk and decide to kill Huey... This was premeditated, they had planned this."

[Featured Image by Cumberland County Sheriff's Office/AP Images]