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In this undated photo released by the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, in Fayetteville, N.C., Marinna Rollins, poses for a photo. Rollins was arrested Tuesday, April 25, 2017, and charged with cruelty to animals. The veteran has been charged with tying her service dog to a tree and shooting it five times while a soldier filmed it. (Cumberland County Sheriff's Office via AP)

A North Carolina Army vet accused of shooting her service dog was found dead


An Army veteran accused of fatally shooting a service dog she was given for her post-traumatic stress disorder was found dead Sunday in an apparent suicide. 

The body of 23-year-old Marinna Rollins was found inside her Fayetteville, North Carolina, home, according to Fayetteville Police Lt. Todd Joyce. 

Rollins and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Jerren Heng were arrested on felony animal cruelty charges in April. 

The couple tied Rollins' emotional support dog named Camboui and shot it in the multiple times, ABC affiliate WTVD reported based on a police report. 

Rollins and Heng made a video of the killing and could be heard laughing in the background, Cumberland County District Attorney Clark Reaves told WTVD. That video was later posted to Rollins' Facebook page. 

Rollins was out on bail of $25,000 at the time of her death, The Fayetteville Observer reports. 

The dog, who was originally named Huey, was adopted by Rollins' estranged husband. When he was deployed to South Korea, he left the dog in her care, The Observer reports. While he was away, she changed the dog's name and had it registered as a service animal. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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