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UPDATE: Veteran Accused of Killing Dog While Filming Incident Found Dead

The North Carolina army veteran accused of tying her service dog to a tree and fatally shooting him while laughing and filming the incident alongside her active-duty soldier boyfriend was found dead in her home Sunday night.

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Marinna Rollins, 23, and her boyfriend, Jerren Heng, 26, took a gray-and-white male pit bull she called Cumboui, into a wooded area of North Carolina in mid-April. After tying the dog to a tree, Rollins shot her dog several times while Heng videotaped the incident.

In January 2016, Rollins’ estranged husband, Matt, adopted the dog, then named Huey, from the Cumberland County Animal Shelter. When he was stationed in Korea, he entrusted his estranged wife with Huey’s care with the intention of getting the dog back when he returned home.

Rollins, instead, changed Huey’s name to Camboui, updated his microchip information to her own name, and registered the dog as an Emotional Support Animal while her estranged husband, the rightful owner of the dog, was in Korea.

Matt learned through Facebook posts that Rollins had placed Huey for adoption without his consent. But, the truth was much more sinister. She and her boyfriend had actually killed the dog and filmed the entire incident.

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Cumboui, formerly named Huey, was adopted in January 2016. Photo Cumberland County Animal Shelter.

Police said that before shooting the dog, Rollins posted a photo of him to her Facebook page, posting that she “was sad that her dog had to go to a happier place.”

Heng can be heard in the background of the video asking Rollins to let him shoot the dog, too.

Following Rollins, Heng can be seen shooting Camboui another several times in rapid succession, while the couple laughed and continued filming.

shot service dog

Heng posed for pictures with the dog before the couple executed him.

“They can be heard on the tape laughing and giggling as the dog was being killed,” Cumberland County District Attorney Clark Reaves said at the couple’s first court appearance on Tuesday.

It was a close friend of the couple that posted video of the shooting to Facebook, in hopes that it would draw attention and lead to punishment. In addition to the video evidence, police say Rollins sent text messages to friends, confessing to the shooting.

Rollins and Heng, both of Fayetteville, North Carolina were due to appear in court later this month on felony animal cruelty charges.

Rollins was found dead in her home around 3am Sunday morning. Police are investigating the death as a suicide.




  1. Ivan Boatwright

    May 15, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    They were wrong and they both should be put down. I know people who cracked up from combat. It sounds like this was just hate.

  2. joyce cahill

    May 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Absolutel,they are sick and we're high on drugs. They make me sick to my stomach.

  3. Joan Reynolds

    May 15, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    These very ugly vicious people are some of the most evil people in the world. What most know is that with animal killings, for amusement or just abuse to any living creature is one step to killing or abusing humans. I always ask for the worst punishment possible online and in my prayers to sentence these cruel in-human's to the maximum. Well, it was done…wasn't it????? Just have to get the other ugly one, Ugly Heng that has not right to be free.

  4. Ronnie Dispain

    May 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    So sorry your life was taken Huey, may you now play with angels.

    • Cindy

      May 16, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Yes. He is in a much better place!! So sorry little one. Humans didn't do right by you. You will see your true buddy again one day.

  5. Ann-Marie Humphries

    May 15, 2017 at 2:18 pm


    • j bahno

      May 16, 2017 at 8:34 am

      I agree totally–no tears for this piece of c-ap

    • Eleanor C. McLaughlin

      May 16, 2017 at 11:45 am

      You bet!!! Punishment to fit the crime!!! I am so sick of everyone being so cruel and hateful. Animals are God's gift to us to make living in this world full of meanness and nasty people a little more wonderful. After 68 years of living, I find this world getting so much more hateful and I am glad I am on my way out.

    • Cindy

      May 16, 2017 at 2:17 pm


  6. April

    May 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm


  7. Linda

    May 15, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    I hope she is in Hell, burning each minute of each eternal day, for what she did. And may her scum of the Earth boyfriend get what he deserves. I'm sure someone will make sure he pays the price for what he did. I hope and pray, anyway.

    RIP beautiful Huey! You are safe and loved forever by God now, never to be tortured again…. </3

  8. Denise

    May 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    I'm reaching deep down inside to find some sympathy for Marianna. Nope can't find any. Rest in Peace Huey, my beautiful Charlie will be meeting you at the bridge. Rot in hell Marianna. Mr. Heng you might want to consider doing the same as your disgusting girl friend did.

  9. Sue Gentry

    May 15, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Well, I guess all I can say is there's one less person on earth to deal with as fair as occupation in the penal system, but there's the moron who was filming this ungodly act of injustice to this poor dog. May the courts seek the highest level of incarcation (spelling)–perferably in the woods of an unknown area where he is left on his own with a population of bears…I think the bears will have a hayday when he crosses the path of a mama bear and her cubs!! Too inhumane?? What they did to that poor dog was beyond insanity and inhumane. Sorry…I feel no pity for the humans.

  10. sandra wills

    May 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Sounds to me like it was a revenge killing of the dog she knew her husband loved and she wanted to hurt him by taking the dog's life. Such a waste of a canine life and her life as well but she was sub-human. Psychopath and Sociopath mental illness. I also believe she got some of this macho from her training in the Army where she learned to use weapons.

  11. wanda louise

    May 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

    one less sociopath to inhabit this earth…..good riddance.

  12. Tommy linnane

    May 13, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Two fucking idiots are suppose to die after laughing about shooting dogs . For crying out loud those botched should not have been shot they should have been hung and tortured after doing that to an innocent animal and pet who did nothing

  13. Ed williams

    May 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    May her shit boyfriend join her in hell.

  14. Shyren Olson

    May 9, 2017 at 10:57 am

    Doesn't say that that prick boyfriend or fucktard who posted that shit were also dead. So there are still two pieces of bloody shit out there being dog puke. But, yup, she got, what she deserved.

    • Rachel Bradas

      May 11, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Fuck the scumbag. She needed to die. I hope she suffered incredibly before she died.

  15. Chris

    May 9, 2017 at 10:53 am

    What a coward. She had to take the easy way out. Piece of trash.she didn't need to breath the same air as Huey.

    • Rachel Bradas

      May 11, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Yes, I agree. She was disgusting. I'm glad she's dead.

  16. lori

    May 9, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Karma can be a b****. Sometimes we get to witness karma being played out. This story is a prime example

  17. Dali Petty

    May 9, 2017 at 9:49 am

    YAYYYY! Couldn't have happened to a better person!!

  18. Tbl

    May 9, 2017 at 9:20 am

    God bless you sweet Huey! I know you were terrified…I can see it and I feel your fear. Oh my….. What is wrong with the human species? This is so heinous and so so so wrong on so many levels. You evil no good son of a bitches! This precious boy trusted you…. YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO PROTECT HIM! YOU WERE SUPPOSE TO LOVE HIM! Such a beautiful boy….you cut his life off! You horrible horrible twisted people?!!

    The devil will have you for dinner for eternity!

  19. Lady Blahblah

    May 8, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    When I look at this kind of crap … I see absolute demonic occupancy!! There is no question of this … take a look around you. Look at the many people you just can't believe would do something like this but do all the time. There are demons out there all over the place trying to get into your head and soul. This was a crime beyond the norm … WHAT ON EARTH would possess someone to do such a thing? I just said it … possess. I am NOT a holy roller by any means … just logical. Look at the world today.

  20. Julie burell

    May 8, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I hope it was a painful, slow death!!! She deserves nothing less then a great deal of pain and despair.

  21. Shelly

    May 8, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    She's lucky she's did because if I was the original dogs owner and came home she wouldn't of had to worry about killing yourself I'll tell you that fucking much

  22. cathy shelalis

    May 8, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    now if only the piece of shit boyfriend would kill himself too I think they should tie him up to a tree and shoot him an laugh and see how it feels to him

  23. Dean

    May 8, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Now if that bastard Heng would take himself out… that'd be great.


    May 8, 2017 at 11:09 am


  25. vicci

    May 8, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Good Riddance! Worthless human pos.

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