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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 »

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