FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Police in North Carolina police have confirmed that the woman accused of tying her service dog "Huey" to a tree and shooting him to death has been found dead by an apparent suicide.

Marinna Rollins allgedly shot the dog five times while her boyfriend videotaped.

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Her boyfriend, 25-year-old Jarren Heng, is an active duty serviceman. He is accused of filming while Rollins shot the dog to death. According to the North Carolina court system's website, Rollins was schedule to appear in court on May 16.

Lt. Todd Joyce said that Rollins died around 3 a.m. at her Fayetteville, N.C. residence. Friends found her there after they were unsuccessful in trying to contact her.