Conn. Chimp Was on Xanax During Attack

Necropsy reveals that he was on drugs, overweight
By A Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2009 1:31 PM CDT
Conn. Chimp Was on Xanax During Attack
Sandra Herold, owner of Travis the chimpanzee, has had $10 million of her assets frozen.   (AP Photo)

The chimp that mauled a Connecticut woman in February, rendering her blind, had a small dose of antidepressant Xanax in his system, a necropsy has revealed. At 200 pounds, Travis was also severely obese. Police haven’t ruled out criminal charges against the owner, who is embroiled in a legal battle with the victim’s family, the Stamford Times reports. (Read more Travis stories.)

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