Charla Nash

13 Stories

In Face of Chimp-Maul Victim, US Military Holds Great Hope

Charla Nash 'thrilled' to help with experiments that could help maimed soldiers

(Newser) - Most of America watched in horror as a Connecticut woman lost her face and hands in a 2009 chimp mauling that she barely survived. But the Pentagon watched with more than passing interest, reports the AP , ultimately bankrolling Charla Nash's face transplant in 2011 with the idea that her... More »

Lanza Called Radio Station to Talk About Crazed Chimp

Caller, purported to be Lanza, likened 'Travis' to a 'teenage mall shooter'

(Newser) - Adam Lanza left behind no clues as to why he killed 26 children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary, but the New York Daily News claims it has accessed audio of a seven-minute call he made to an Oregon radio station that gives a little more insight into his dark... More »

Chimp Victim Shows New Face in Public

'People tell me I'm beautiful': Charla Nash

(Newser) - A Connecticut woman brutally attacked by a chimpanzee 3 years ago says she's pleased that her face transplant isn't scaring people off. Venturing out in public these days, Charla Nash is regaining some sense of normalcy after undergoing triple transplant surgery for her hands and face, the New... More »

New Face of Chimpanzee Attack Victim Revealed

Charla Nash's face transplant allows her to smell, eat solid food

(Newser) - The new face of a woman who was mauled by a chimpanzee two years ago has been revealed for the first time in photos showing a startling transformation. The pictures of Charla Nash were first shown today on NBC's Today show, though Nash, who had a face transplant in... More »

Chimp Attack Victim Gets Face Transplant

Charla Nash mauled two years ago by a pet chimp receives third-ever face transplant

(Newser) - Doctors at a Boston hospital have performed a full face transplant on the Connecticut woman who was mauled two years ago by her friend's pet chimpanzee. Officials at Brigham and Women's Hospital say they performed the transplant on Charla Nash late last month. The surgery team under the... More »

Mauling Chimp's Owner Dead

Sandra Herold was being sued for $50M

(Newser) - The owner of the chimpanzee that mauled and blinded a Connecticut woman in 2009 has died, her lawyer tells the Stamford Advocate . Sandra Herold, 72, suffered an aortic aneurysm. She was being sued for $50 million by the family of mauling victim Charla Nash, and "her heart, which had... More »

Chimp Victim Leaves Hospital After 15 Months

Charla Nash hopes to undergo additional reconstructive surgery

(Newser) - Charla Nash, who was mauled and blinded by a friend’s chimpanzee in February 2009, left the Cleveland Clinic yesterday. She “has made great progress in her recovery,” the hospital said in a statement. Nash will continue rehabilitation at a Boston-area assisted-living center and hopes to undergo more... More »

Mauling Chimp's Owner Won't Face Charges

Charla Nash must pursue justice in civil court, Conn. prosecutor says

(Newser) - The woman whose pet chimpanzee mauled her friend, leaving her blind and disfigured, will not face criminal charges, a prosecutor said today. To win its case, 'the state would have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person was aware of and consciously disregarded a substantial and unjustifiable risk,... More »

Eyeless Chimp Victim Recounts Ordeal on Oprah

'I want the nightmares to stop,' says Charla Nash

(Newser) - A woman viciously attacked early this year by a crazed pet chimpanzee discussed her ordeal and revealed her ravaged face on the Oprah Winfrey Show yesterday. Charla Nash lost her nose, lips, eyelid—and hands—in the attack by a Connecticut neighbor's chimp. Doctors also removed both eyes because of... More »

Chimp Attack Victim Talking, Moving

(Newser) - Charla Nash, the Connecticut woman nearly mauled to death by a friend’s pet chimp, has been making dramatic progress in recent weeks and is now talking, moving, and asking for her daughter, the New York Daily News reports. Doctors had feared Nash would never recover. “For a time... More »

Family of Chimp Victim Sues for $50M

They say primate's owner should not have owned 'wild animal'

(Newser) - Relatives of a woman mauled by a pet chimp are suing the primate's owner for $50 million, the New York Post reports today. The family of Charla Nash says Sandra Herold had no business owning a "wild animal with violent propensities" because she didn't have the skill or strength... More »

Recovery in Doubt for Chimp Victim

Woman lost face and hands in attack, may have brain damage

(Newser) - Doctors are doubtful about any significant recovery for a woman attacked by a pet chimpanzee last month, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Charla Nash lost her hands, lips, eyelids, nose and part of the bone structure of her face in the vicious attack, and has been in critical condition since.... More »

Crazed Chimp, Owner Acted Like a Couple

Animal was surrogate spouse for his owner

(Newser) - Sandra Herold and her chimp, Travis—who viciously mauled her friend—were unusually close, sharing wine and lobster and exchanging gifts, the New York Post reports. “What she had with that monkey was not normal,” one friend said. But Herold said outsiders don’t understand: “Until you've... More »

13 Stories