Several weeks ago, people from all over the world were left in shock and horror after learning about the demented thing a female veteran did to her newly-adopted service dog named Cam. If you’re not familiar with the story, Marinna Rollins tied her new pit bull to a tree, where her boyfriend video taped as she laughed like a demented psychopath before shooting the dog point-blank range in the face five times. After the video of Rollins’ and her boyfriend Jerren Heng’s demented actions went viral, the couple was immediately arrested for animal cruelty and held on $10,000 bail. Rollins was scheduled to appear before a judge this week for her crimes, but that day will never come.
After numerous phone calls from friends and family to Rollins’ apartment in Fayetteville, North Carolina, went unanswered, friends went over to check on Rollins where they made a horrific discovery inside her residence. While Fayetteville Police Lt. Todd Joyce declined to comment on what evidence was found, he believes that Rollins killed herself after her body was discovered by several of her friends around 3 am on Sunday. Rather than facing a judge and answering for her crimes, the young woman decided apparently to take the easy way out via suicide; news some people say is a happy ending for the psychotic woman who decided to inflict such nonsensical rage on a poor and defenseless animal.
Rollins’ suicide comes just nine days before the two were scheduled to appear back in court. Animals rights activists had scheduled a protest for outside the courthouse the day of the hearing, May 16.
Court documents show Rollins received a medical retirement from the Army in January.
Her family and friends say she struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after a traumatic experience while serving in South Korea.
Authorities say the dog was adopted by Rollins’ estranged husband Matt Dyer, who left the dog he named Huey behind with his wife before being deployed to South Korea for a year.
‘I felt like her having to take care of Huey would be good for her and would be good for Huey,’ Dyer said, according to WNCN.
While he was away, Rollins had the dog certified as her emotional support dog, and renamed him Camboui.
On either April 16 or April 17, authorities say Rollins and her boyfriend took the dog to a wooded area where they shot it to death.
The two reportedly tied the dog up to a tree and then Heng filmed Rollins shooting the dog to death.
Rollins reportedly laughed in the video and then Heng asked if he could shoot the animal as well. Heng shot the dog five times with a rifle in quick succession.
In the video, Rollins can also be heard saying ‘It’s been real … I love you, you’re my puppy, you’re a good puppy, but…’
The video then seems to show Rollins dragging the dead dog’s body around before burying him in a shallow grave.
‘Kind of put him a little deeper,’ Heng then appears to say.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Cumberland County Animal Control said they found multiple videos of the killing and also text messages talking about it.
A Justice for Cam Facebook site sprang up almost immediately, and a screen grab purporting to be from Rollins’ Facebook page shows someone who appears to be Rollins saying ‘Great last day with the pooch! Sad he has to go, but he will be much happier where he is heading off to :)’
When confronted by Animal Control officers after the killing, the couple said that the dog cost $75 a week to feed and had some health issues.
Heng was serving in an Army Special Operations Command Unit at the time of his arrest.
While many might try and blame PTSD for Rollins’ disgusting behavior to kill a dog, I’m really not buying that nonsense as her military deployment in South Korea isn’t even considered a combat zone where conditions would give someone a raging case of PTSD. Being that Cam was her ex-husband’s dog, it sounds like some sort of deranged way for Rollins to get back at her ex while he was deployed and not able to defend his property. Rather than facing a judge, her ex-husband, and the rest of the world for the horrifying thing she did to Cam, Rollins was simply a coward who chose to take the easy way out via suicide.