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Marinna Rollins seen in this undated police handout. Cumberland County Sheriff's Office via AP

A veteran has been charged with tying her PTSD service dog to a tree and shooting him five times. The dog's death was filmed by the veteran and a soldier, according to court documents.

Marinna Rollins, 22, of the 5600 block of Netherland Place, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with cruelty to animals and conspiracy, an arrest warrant said. Her bail was set at $10,000.

Rollins recently received a medical retirement from the military, court documents said.

Jarren Heng, 25, also of the 5600 block of Netherland Place, was arrested Monday and charged with animal cruelty and conspiracy, an arrest warrant said. His bail was set at $5,000.

The warrant said Heng is a soldier with the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Bragg.

The dog, Cumboui, was reported to be an emotional support dog for Rollins, who is said to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues. Rollins' friends and family said she called the dog Cam.

Court documents detailed the alleged animal abuse. Heng and Rollins took the dog to an unknown wooded area.

Rollins and Heng took pictures with the dog before he was tied to a tree, the warrant said. Rollins then shot Cam with a rifle five times at close range, according to the warrant.

Heng and Rollins took turns filming the incident, according to the warrant.

A video of the shooting, obtained by the Fayetteville Observer, shows the owner and Heng laughing at Cam after he was shot.

"Let me hit him once," Heng said as he filmed the shooting.

Rollins then dragged the dog's dead body around before putting the dog in a shallow grave, the warrant said.

The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Cumberland County Animal Control investigated the shooting. During the course of the investigation, they found multiple videos of the shooting filmed by Heng and Rollins and text messages discussing the shooting.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2017/04/26/veteran-charged-tying-ptsd-service-dog-tree-shooting-5-times.html

 

 

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Davaoeno

I'm sorry for the dog but others with PTSD have shot several people so I guess this is better

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10 minutes ago, Davaoeno said:

I'm sorry for the dog but others with PTSD have shot several people so I guess this is better

I wonder how she ended up with PTSD when she never saw combat. She wasn't even in the same country where the Army is currently involved in combat. Yea, I know, there are other ways to get it.

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....After completing basic training in 2014, Rollins failed out of Airborne School and was given assignment orders to Korea, which is regarded as a less-than-desireable duty station. In September of 2014, Matt and Rollins were married while she was on her leave.

In January of 2015, a traumatic event forced Rollins to return to the United States after only four months in Korea. During this period, she was diagnosed with a series of mental disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, bipolar disorder and other ailments. She was later medically discharged at 80% disability, according to Matt....

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 Owner of dog slain by veteran and soldier speaks out on what really happened

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Army veteran 23-year-old Marianna Rollins, her 25-year-old active-duty boyfriend Jarren Heng, and her estranged husband’s dog, Huey.

The owner of the Pit Bull mix who was viciously murdered by a veteran and her boyfriend in North Carolina is speaking out, saying the current news narrative isn’t telling the story correctly, let alone the whole story.

A soldier and owner of the slain dog -who wished to be identified only as Matt in order to protect his privacy- was shocked to find out that his dog, Huey (who was misidentified by several news outlets as a service dog  named “Camboui”, or “Cam”) had been tied to a tree and shot.

Huey was the subject of grisly footage that recently surfaced online, in which Army veteran 23-year-old Marianna Rollins and 25-year-old boyfriend Jarren Heng took the dog out into the woods near Fort Bragg and tied him to a tree before shooting him multiple times.

“The dog’s name isn’t even Cam!” Matt said frustratedly. “Everyone keeps calling him “Cam” and that’s not his name. His name is Huey.”

Several outlets have claimed that Huey (identified as Cam) was Rollins’ dog, as well as a service dog- something Matt says is completely untrue.

“Nobody’s tracking that I’m the owner of the dog,” he noted. “The police have the adoption paperwork; it has my name on it. But…I’m technically legally married to her [Rollins] still.”

Growing up less than a mile apart in Maine, Matt and Rollins eventually began dating after high school, having known each other most of their lives.

“In high school, she was the goth-emo girl,” he said. “I was a star football player.”

After high school, Matt was serving in the US Army and Rollins had expressed her interest in joining up after getting expelled over a domestic dispute in a New York college. Over time, Matt and Rollins grew closer and eventually began a relationship in late 2013.

After completing basic training in 2014, Rollins failed out of Airborne School and was given assignment orders to Korea, which is regarded as a less-than-desireable duty station. In September of 2014, Matt and Rollins were married while she was on her leave.

In January of 2015, a traumatic event forced Rollins to return to the United States after only four months in Korea. During this period, she was diagnosed with a series of mental disorders, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, bipolar disorder and other ailments. She was later medically discharged at 80% disability, according to Matt.

Looking back, Matt recalls that Rollins returned to him a different woman.

“She definitely came back a little bit different,” he said, noting that it wasn’t long after she returned that they became estranged and later separated.
While they would be separated, they would get back together, only for Matt to find that Rollins had been cheating on him in October of 2015. However, due to a North Carolina law that mandated that married couples must wait one year before getting a divorce, the two remained married- albeit separated and estranged.

Eager to get over the pain of the relationship, Matt adopted Huey from a shelter, hoping to find solace in the legendary bond between man and canine. Living in an apartment with two of his friends, life with Huey was getting better by the day.

That is, until orders came down for Matt to go to Korea.

At the time, the solution seemed easily navigated- Huey could stay with Matt’s roommates. However, the three-man living situation fell through and Matt was running out of options. The option to have Huey stay with another friend fell through after it was discovered that while Huey was great around humans, he didn’t do well with other dogs.

Under any other circumstances, a dependent of a soldier would likely be left in the custody of the soldier’s spouse. With no one else to turn to, Matt asked Rollins -who eventually developed a strictly platonic (civil) friendship with Matt- to care for Huey.

Things seemed okay at first. Huey had seemingly gained weight whenever Matt came home to visit and seemed in high spirits. For a while, it seemed like things were going to work out.

“I thought Huey would be good for Marinna,” Matt lamented. “I thought he could help her get through the things she was going through.”

Then, one day Matt got into an argument with his estranged wife after Rollins that she “switched Huey’s microchip from my name to her name and that she ‘registered’ him as her Emotional Support Animal,” despite the fact that all the adoption paperwork was in Matt’s name and archived with a county agency.

When Rollins said she would not surrender the dog, Matt said he would deal with it when he got back to the US later on.

Rollins was in and out of several relationships during the time, including Heng, who allegedly “hated the dog.”

“I think he convinced Marinna to get rid of Huey,” he said.

When Matt was on leave, one of his friends committed suicide. Asking for an extension on his leave, Matt tended to affairs, moving back to the Fort Bragg-area. During this time, he attempted to get custody of Huey and visited the dog, much to the jealous chagrin of Heng.

“I wanted to try and be [Heng’s] friend in order to be Marinna’s friend,” Matt said, noting the couple were trying to initiate the divorce process.

During the process, Heng became verbally abusive towards Rollins. Shortly after the incident, Rollins asked if Matt wanted Huey back, claiming “[Heng] hates him.” Unfortunately, Matt’s place did not allow pets and Rollins needed just a little more time to resolve the situation.

When Matt was finding someone to take care of Huey until he could get a new place (or negotiate with his landlord), he noticed Rollins had posted on social media that Huey was being put up for adoption- without Matt’s consent.

Little did he know, the situation was far worse.

“They had already killed him,” he said. “She didn’t want me to know that her and [Heng] had killed him and wanted me to go the rest of my life thinking he had been re-homed.”

According to Matt, he was “unaware” of whether or not Rollins -who for all intents and purposes fell under the category of “mentally defective” and potentially likely be prohibited from firearms ownership, was actually able to possess a firearm- and even if she wasn’t, it was Heng who purchased the “cheap” plinking rifle for the sole purpose of killing Huey.

“They didn’t just get drunk and decide to kill Huey,” Matt said. “This was premeditated, they had planned this.”

When Matt arrived at Rollins’ house, he noticed Huey wasn’t there but that his crate was still in the residence. Rollins -who was on the phone with Heng- gave away the fact that she and Heng were in trouble.

“Does this involve Huey?” Matt asked.

“Yes,” a heavily-inebriated Rollins confessed, telling him that Heng convinced her to kill Huey and bury him in a shallow grave.

“I was like, ‘Why didn’t you guys just bring him to a shelter?!,” Matt recalled. “They’re both just…sociopathic and they wanted to kill him.”

Rollins continued to drink, saying that if she was going to turn herself in, she wanted to get drunk beforehand.

“I didn’t stop her,” he said. “It’s not my job to stop her anymore.”

When Rollins became uncooperative and uncontrollable (going into a berserk rage and covering her face in ice cream for some reason), she fled, attempting to slit her own throat with a razor before running out the door.

Worried Rollins would attempt to drink the hand sanitizer she had grabbed on her way out of the apartment (after Matt had seized the razor), Matt gently subdued her while motioning to a bystander that he needed him to call the police.

“I made the wedge symbol, you know, a telephone,” he said. “I put it to my ear and I mouthed ‘9-1-1.”

Rollins reportedly went back into the apartment and began talking to herself in the mirror. When police arrived on the scene, Rollins answered the door and immediately fled to the bathroom, where authorities took her into custody on what they thought was simply a suicide threat.

“I told the cops that I was supposed to bring her to jail for animal cruelty,” Matt said.

Rollins was hospitalized for a 24-hour suicide hold (which would certainly bar her from firearms usage from then on), only to be released.

Eventually, Rollins was detained by law enforcement without a fight. Matt and his friend attended her hearing on the same day.

“I wanted to see what the charges would be,” he said. “And my command is interested in all the details as well.”

Matt said that he’s been “catching heat” by social media users for going to the hearing, which ended in $25,000 bail for both Heng and Rollins, as well as 39-44 months in prison.

Another issue for Matt rests in the public opinion that he is at fault for letting Rollins keep the dog, as well as news sources that made a viral story without even checking the details.

“I didn’t have a choice,” he lamented, saying that he meant well, thinking Huey would not only be in good hands but would be good for his estranged spouse. “Now I’m associated with her because I’m married to her and had a relationship. Even if it’s positive attention I’m getting, it’s not attention I want.”

What shocked him the most, he said, was just how fast the news spread.

“The video was on Facebook for less than 24 hours,” he said. “It already has tens of thousands of views, and nobody knows the real story. His name isn’t “Cam,” it’s Huey. Marinna changed his name to try and personalize him when she said I couldn’t have him back.”

Despite great support from his unit and his support network, Matt told Popular Military that he just can’t seem to get over how senseless Huey’s death was.

“There were options,” he lamented, recalling Huey’s fate. “They chose to take him in the woods and kill him.”

http://popularmilitary.com/exclusive-owner-dog-slain-veteran-soldier-speaks-really-happened/

 

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Davaoeno

Just when you figure things couldn't be any weirder! ! 

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Ex-Soldier Charged In NC Dog's Shooting Found Dead, Police Say

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — One of two people who were charged with shooting and killing a dog last month in Fayetteville has died, police say.

Marinna Rollins, 23, and Jarren Heng, 25, faced felony charges of cruelty to animals and conspiracy after a dog was shot five times. Rollins, who had been stationed at Fort Bragg but ended her military service in January 2017, was found dead around 3 a.m. Sunday, Fayetteville police.

Police said that Rollins, who was charged on April 24 in the service dog’s death, was found dead at 5600 Netherfield Place.

Police are investigating Rollins’ death as a suicide.

The dog, named “Cumboui,” was shot with a rifle, court documents say.

Rollins’ estranged husband, Matt Dyer, a Fort Bragg soldier, adopted the dog, then named “Huey,” before being deployed to Korea for a year.

Dyer says that, although he and Rollins were separated, she agreed to care for Huey during his deployment.

Dyer told CBS North Carolina that during his deployment, Rollins got Huey certified as an emotional support dog.

Rollins then changed the dog’s name to “Cambouis.”

“I felt like her having to take care of Huey would be good for her and would be good for Huey,” Dyer said.

Deputies also said there is video evidence in the dog shooting case the DA’s office said it will use.

A close friend of Rollins’ uploaded video of the shooting to Facebook, saying they hoped it would get attention leading to punishment.

“It’s been real, Cammy, I love you. You’re my puppy. You’re a good puppy,” a woman is heard on the video saying.

In the last video clip, the woman goes over to her now-dead dog, picks him up, shoves him over, says “I love you, you’re a good dog” and then covers him with some kind of sheet.

Rollins was due back in court with Heng later this month. A protest is planned at the court house.

http://www.wfmynews2.com/news/local/ex-soldier-charged-in-nc-dogs-shooting-found-dead-police-say/437612984

 

 

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The woman was a mentally unstable nutjob. She killed a dog this time, it could've been her estranged husband or another human next time. I'm glad she's gone. Buh-bye!

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8 hours ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

The woman was a mentally unstable nutjob. She killed a dog this time, it could've been her estranged husband or another human next time. I'm glad she's gone. Buh-bye!

You are happy veterans that have diagnosed PTSD kill themselves.  Says a lot about you. 

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57 minutes ago, USMC-Retired said:

You are happy veterans that have diagnosed PTSD kill themselves.  Says a lot about you. 

He didn't say that. Re-read his post. He mentioned killing others not self. 

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9 hours ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

I'm glad she's gone. Buh-bye!

 

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Sad ending to this story.... I hpe that Heng Hangs.   

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8 hours ago, USMC-Retired said:

You are happy veterans that have diagnosed PTSD kill themselves.  Says a lot about you. 

I was clearly referring to one specific severely mentally ill and violent individual, not veterans with PTSD. The fact that you distorted my words and made a personal attack on me, says a lot about you.

Besides having PTSD, she was sociopathic, had narcissistic personality disorder, bipolar disorder and other ailments. She was also violent, suicidal, abused both alcohol and drugs, and cheated on her husband multiple times. In a premeditated act, she pumped 5 bullets into a dog she had supposedly loved and considered an "emotional support animal".

Severely mentally unstable and a threat to society. "Mentally defective", as her own husband described her. There's no way an individual with that many mental disorders is going to get well, she was a mass shooting waiting to happen. Good thing she took out herself before she took out other human beings.

Suicide is a choice. It was solely her choice. Nobody encouraged her or made her do it. Society is safer now. Que sera, sera - what will be, will be.

 

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She went to combat suffered PTSD calls out for help goes to jail then kills herself.   Instead of the system treating her they jail her.  Then you have people cheering that a vet killed themself that suffered from a PTSD.  Do you know where the US largest mental facility is?   No it is not a hospital but the Harris County Jail in Houston.   She deserved to be treated for her condition not jailed.  But let's jail all mental people and line them all up and shoot them,  they deserve it as some suggest.  They are "mentally defective" and can not be fixed.  People that suggest that her death was ok are defective, she deserved treatment.  

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10 minutes ago, USMC-Retired said:

She went to combat suffered PTSD.....

I don't think she ever saw combat in South Korea. In fact they seem pretty hush hush about just what sent her over the edge when she was in South Korea. I think maybe she already had mental issues before she joined the Army. I read something about being separated from her husband causing her mental stress.

PTSD is a mental disorder and there isn't a physiological way to determine if a person has PTSD. The determination is based on observable psychological behavior. In other words, there are no medical test to determine if a person has PTSD. Although they've been working on developing a medical test.

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The same token there is no test to disprove the disgnosis.  The thing here she was getting help for PTSD had an episode that resulted in the death of an animal.  What happens, they jailed her instead of treating her.  All to many times that is what society does with the mentally ill.  Throw them in the county jail.    The county jail is not where you place mentally ill people.  

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