A 22 year-old Army veteran was arrested Tuesday for tying her PTSD service dog to a tree and shooting him five times. According to court documents, the dog’s death was filmed by the veteran and her boyfriend soldier.
Marinna Rollins, 22, from Fayetteville, North Carolina, was charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy Tuesday, according to an arrest warrant.
Her boyfriend, Jarren Heng, 25, was arrested Monday and charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy.
Heng is a soldier with the US Army stationed at Fort Bragg. He filmed the shooting.
Rollins and Heng filmed themselves as they tied up a pitbull named Camboui in a wooded area. According to the warrant, the pair took pictures with the dog before tying him to a tree and shooting him five times at close range with a rifle.
The dog, nicknamed Cam, was an emotional support dog for Rollins, since she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The video shows Rollins laughing after they shot him.
“Let me hit him once,” Heng can be heard saying in the video. According to the warrant, the dog’s body was dragged around before being placed in a shallow grave.
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office and Cumberland County Animal Control said they found multiple videos of the killing and also text messages discussing the shooting.
A Facebook page has been set up calling for justice for the dog, called “Justice For Cam.”
In April, Rollins began posting on Facebook to try to find Cam a new home because he was too expensive to take care of, a friend of Rollins’ told the Fayetteville Observer.
In a Facebook post, she wrote that she had a good final day with Cam.
“Sad he has to go, but he will be much happier where he is heading off to,” Rollins wrote on Facebook.
“He’s going to have such a great new life,” Heng wrote in response.