Video Of The Brutal Killing Of Service Dog Results In The Arrest Of Army Veteran

27/4/2017

(Warning: Graphic content)A veteran and a soldier were arrested yesterday in North Carolina after the brutal and disturbing killing of a service dog.

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Source: Cumberland County Police Department

Marinna Rollins, 23, the owner of the Pitbull, and her boyfriendJared Heng, 25, have been charged with animal cruelty.A video surfaced online, reportedly posted by a good friend of the killer, who wanted to see justice served, leading to their arrests.The couple took the Pitbull into a wooded area, where they tied him to a tree. In the footage, Rollins can be seen kneeling down next to the animal, named Cam, before the pair take turns shooting him, execution style, five times.

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Source: Justice For Cam

According to police, the pair can be heard laughing and giggling throughout, with the woman adding, "It's been real ... I love you, you're my puppy, you're a good puppy, but...," before pushing his body into a shallow grave.

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Source: Justice For Cam

Cam had been adopted by Rollins' husband fromFriends of Cumberland Co, NC Shelter Animalsin January 2016, shortly before their separation, at which timehe went by the name Huey.

As most of you know by now the news on our sweet Huey today. We on the page ask you to please bear with us these few...Posted by Friends of Cumberland Co, NC Shelter Animals on Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The man, who is also a soldier, and asked not to be named for his safety, loved the dog immensely, but when he was deployed to South Korea, Rollins cried and begged him to let her keep the animal. He begrudgingly obliged, a decision he would go on to regret.Once he was gone, Rollins changed the Pitbull's name to Camboui, or Cam for short. She had him certified as a service animal for her PTSD.

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Source: Justice For Cam

She left the army in January 2017 for medical reasons, but her friends claim that she often fought with her superiors and 'made up stories.'It's unknown at what point Rollins and Heng started dating, but on April 17, the veteran posted about her 'last day with Cam' before he was to be re-homed.Heng responded to the post saying, "He’s gonna have such a great new life," followed by a smiley face.

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Source: Justice For Cam

A Facebook group called Justice for Camaccused the couple of premeditated murder based on this, and have been urgently pressuring officials to take action.On April 25, the pair were arrested based on the video evidence, and their bail was set at $25,000 each due to the violent nature of their crime.The Cumberland County District Attorney, Billy West, who will be prosecuting, spoke on the matter:

We will work diligently to seek justice in this case. What we do know about the case is disturbing.

The case will be presented to the grand jury once the investigation is closed.You can read up more about animal cruelty laws in the United States and in Canada here.

H/t: The Fayetteville Observer

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