An army veteran was arrested on Tuesday and charged with animal cruelty and after she shot and killed her PTSD therapy dog. Marinna Rollins, 23, was arrested after footage emerged of her and her boyfriend 25-year-old Jarren Heng, tying Rollins’ therapy dog Cam, to a tree in a wooded area. Heng then filmed as Rollins shot the pitbull dog five times, killing him. Heng has also been charged with animal cruelty for the incident.

Video showed Rollins shoot her PTSD therapy dog

According to Cumberland County District Attorney Clark Reaves, the couple could be heard on the video to be laughing as they killed the dog.

He added that Cam was a therapy dog.

In the video Rollins – who had reportedly had Cam for a year – could be heard saying that it had “been real.” She said that she loved the dog and he was a “good puppy, but…” Rollins, together with her boyfriend, then took turns shooting the dog multiple times, execution-style, with a rifle. As reported by the Fayetteville Observer, the pair could then be seen dragging Cam’s dead body around before burying the pitbull in a shallow grave.

Rollins told Facebook friends that her PTSD therapy dog had a new home

Earlier in April, Rollins attempted to find the dog a new home by posting messages on Facebook. She also told a friend that caring for the pitbull was becoming too expensive. According to a report by the Metro, Rollins then made a post on Facebook on April 17 to say she had found her PTSD therapy dog, Cam, a new home.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

The Fayetteville Observer reports that a friend of Rollins had said Heng was “very controlling” and didn’t like his girlfriend having friends. When Rollins made her Facebook post, she added that she had enjoyed her last day with Cam and that she was sad he had to go, but telling her Facebook friends that he would be much happier where he is going.

Heng replied to that post with a smiley emoji, commenting that the PTSD therapy dog was going to have a “great new life.”

Police found multiple videos of the killing online, along with various text messages outlining what Rollins and Heng had done. Both Rollins and Heng are being held on $25,000 bail. Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West couldn’t tell reporters too much about the case as it is still ongoing, but he did say they will be working diligently to seek justice and that what they know so far is “disturbing.”

A Facebook page titled “Justice for Cam” has been set up.

The description on that page reads that it is in memory of an Emotional Support Animal that had been brutally murdered by its owner and her boyfriend.

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