Marinna Rollins was a 23-year old Army veteran whose death is now under investigation by North Carolina police as possible suicide.
There is a possibility that she did this unfortunate act out of guilt, as she was currently under investigation for a heinous crime.
She was under investigation for shooting her service dog and laughing. She received medical retirement from the army sometime in January according to court documents.
Police were called to her apartment early on Sunday after her friends found her body. Police Lieutenant Todd Joyce declined to state the evidence found on the scene.
The death of her service dog was seen in a video recording, where the animal was tied up to a tree and shot multiple times with a rifle. Two people, Rollins and a 25-year old male, Jarren Heng, could be heard laughing off camera as the dog was killed.
While the guilt from this act in no way justifies her actions, the fact that she could do something so cruel to an animal could possibly denote an underlying mental illness.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – North Carolina police say they’re investigating the possible suicide of an Army veteran charged with shooting her service dog as she laughed. Fayetteville Police Lt. Todd Joyce said Sunday investigators believe that 23-year-old Marinna Rollins killed herself. Joyce declined to explain what evidence detectives found. He says police were called to her apartment early Sunday after her body was found by friends. Rollins and 25-year-old Jarren Heng were charged last month with cruelty to animals after investigators say they tied the dog to a tree and shot it multiple times with a rifle. Cumberland County District Attorney Clark Reaves said the two could be heard laughing on a video recording they made as the dog was killed. Court documents show Rollins received a medical retirement from the Army in January.