An Army veteran was thrown behind bars Tuesday for allegedly tying her PTSD therapy dog to a tree and shooting him more than five times at close range — killing the poor pup for no apparent reason while a soldier filmed it.
A former soldier and her boyfriend have been thrown behind bars after a video surfaced that appeared to show the pair tying her dog to a tree and shooting him five times at close range.
The gray-and-white male pit bull named was killed for no apparent reason. The couple faces felony charges of animal cruelty and conspiracy.
According to a Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office report, Marinna Rollins, 23, and Jerren Heng, 26, took their dog to a wooded area on April 16 or 17. They then tied the dog to a tree and shot her pet in the head with a rifle.
Heng is heard on the video asking Rollins if she would let him shoot the dog too. He then shoots the dog five times in succession, which is also seen on the video.
According to ABC11 which obtained the video, Rollins then drags the dog to a shallow grave and says,
“It’s been real … I love you, you’re my puppy, you’re a good puppy, but…”
Heng then pushes the PTSD therapy dog into the grave and states,
“Kind of put him a little deeper in there…”
During the couple’s first court appearance. Cumberland County District Attorney Clark Reaves said,
“They can be heard on the tape laughing and giggling as the dog was being killed.”
Before the shooting, Rollins made a Facebook page with a photo of Camboui alongside the following text: “Sad he has to go, but he will be much happier where he is heading off to.”
Her boyfriend replied on Facebook with a smiley face and “He’s going to have such a great new life”.
The two are currently being held on $25,000 bond each.