Animal rights activists had planned on protesting at the hearing in two weeks, but everything has changed.
Army vet, Marina Rollins, 23, and her boyfriend, Jarren Heng, 25, were accused of shooting Rollins’s service dog, filming it and posting the video on social media.
Rollins was found dead early Sunday.
It’s believed that she killed herself.
Fayetteville Police Lt. Todd Joyce said Sunday investigators believe that 23-year-old Marinna Rollins killed herself.
Joyce declined to explain what evidence detectives found. He says police were called to her apartment early Sunday around 3am after her body was found by friends, who were having trouble contacting her.
Rollins pictured here:
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.
Here is a photo of the dog at the Animal Shelter before being adopted by Matt Dyer:
Rollins had taken a medical retirement from the Army due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to an incident that occurred when she was serving in South Korea.
Having a dog around might help her with that.
But… did she steal the dog from her ex?
Then she and her new beau did the unthinkable…
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…’
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On the video, Rollins then drags the dog’s body around and buries it in a shallow grave.
When questioned, the couple said that the dog had health problems and cost them $75 per week to feed.
Before killing Huey/Camboui, the couple posted updates making it look like they had found a home for the dog:
Watch the edited video (WARNING: Some readers may still find this disturbing)
It looks like Rollins isn’t laughing now.