An Army vet who filmed herself and her boyfriend killing her service dog last month was found dead in her apartment early Sunday morning. Police in Fayetteville, North Carolina, are investigating the death as a possible suicide.
In April, 23-year-old Marinna Rollins and her boyfriend, Jarren Heng, were arrested and charged with animal cruelty after they tied up her service dog, Camboui, to a tree and shot him multiple times with a rifle. A friend of Rollins’ then shared the video, in which the couple can both be heard laughing, on Facebook in hopes of bringing about punishment, according to local CBS affiliate WNCN.
Police say they also found multiple videos of and text messages in reference to the shooting. The couple was due in court next week.
Rollins received a medical retirement from the Army in January. According to the Daily Mail, family and friends said she suffered from PTSD. Her estranged husband had left her Cam to be her emotional support dog when he got deployed.
Here’s what social networks say about this:
Bill Cademy I can not accept that she killed the dog due to her PTSD. Therefore, I can not find it in myself to mourn her loss. (I hope that doesn’t make me a bad person. I do mourn the loss of the dog.)
Kyle Burnett As an Iraq and Afghanistan combat veteran who suffers with PTSD and has a service dog I can tell all of you that PTSD does not cause you to be violent or cruel, that is already in you. There is no excuse for what these two do and they do not represent us as a veteran community. She took the easy way out.
Don Litterst What do ya mean it keeps getting worse? I wish everyone whom abused animals would follow in her foot steps.
This comment has nothing to do with vets or ptsd.
Jennifer Harrell Y’all are some cruel and hateful people. Dogs are my life, but mental disease is real and not a joke. Suicide is not funny or karma. Hopefully someone you love will never suffer from PTSD nor commit suicide.
Teresa Stewart Clearly this poor woman had mental health issues. No one in their right mind would do such a thing to a helpless, loving service dog. And then to take her own life is such a heartbreaking event. My prayers go out to her family during this terribly difficult time.
Barbara O’Neil I’m still so sickened to what she and her boyfriend did to that poor defenseless and innocent animal…I could care less what the hell happens to her…sometimes in life you get what you give…and she got it.