An army veteran has received accusations of tying her service dog to a tree and then shooting it five times as her soldier boyfriend filmed the incident.
Marina Rollins, a North Carolina native has been charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy. It is believed that a little over a month ago, Rollins took her pit bull service dog to a wooded area. The dog, Cam, helped her deal with PTSD.
The poor boy was shot five times, with Marina and her boyfriend alternating between shots. The pair are heard laughing in the background.
Ex-soldier Marina Rollins, 23, and army partner Jarren Heng can (allegedly) be seen in the video tying up Cam, a service dog before riddling him with bullets.
The pit bull by the name of Cam was an emotional service animal that was given to Rollins to help with her PTSD. Rollins was discharged because of her condition.
Rollins served in the military and was stationed in South Korea before departing because of her PTSD.
Rollins was only recently given medical discharge from the army. Jarren Heng, her boyfriend, was also involved in the shooting, police says.
It is claimed that Heng says, “Let me hit him once,” after Rollins allegedly shoots him.
Another voice, a female one, is heard in the video saying, “It’s been real… I love you, you’re my puppy, you’re a good puppy, but…”
The video continues to show Rollins dragging the corpse of the poor dog and dumping it into a shallow grave when Heng says, “Kind of put him a little deeper.”
Cumberland County Animal Control and Cumberland County’s Sheriff Office both say that they have seen many videos of the killing and many messages about it.
Rollins and Heng were both charged with animal cruelty and are now in county jail. The bond is set at $25,000.
Cam was adopted by Cumberland County Animal Shelter, however he was not given to Rollins, but someone else initially. It is still unknown how Rollins managed to get the dog.
A social media page called Justice for Cam recently uploaded a screenshot of Rollins saying, “He’s gonna have such a great new life.”
A Justice for Cam page popped up overnight. It shared an alleged link to Rollins wall that said, “Great last day with the pooch! Sad he has to go, but he will be much happier where he is heading off to :)”
Heng wrote, “He’s gonna have such a great new life,” soon after.
Rollins was being held at $10,000 and Heng was being held at $5,000, but after public outrage, both bonds were raised to $25,000.
The person who adopted Cam in the first place in 2015 said, “He is super friendly, very sweet, calm and loving. He just wants someone to love him and give him a chance.”
Sadly, he never really got the love he deserved.
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