Chimp Mauled Owner’s Friend, Owner Dies

Sandy Herold with her chimpanzee, Travis.

Early last year in Stamford, Ct., Sandy Herold’s 200-pound chimp mauled her friend and employee, Charla Nash, by ripping off her hands, nose, lips and eyelids.  The chimpanzee was stabbed and killed by Herold.  She was sued by Nash’s family and everyone knew her name after Oprah had Nash on her show for the world to see the extensive and horrific damage to her body.

Well now if the Nash family will ever be compensated it might have to come from the separate lawsuit they have against the state for $150 million because Sandy Herold has passed on at the age of 72.  According to the Associated Press, Herold had experienced so much tragedy over the past several years, she may not have been able to take anymore.  She suffered a ruptured aortic aneurysm.  She had lost her husband, her only child and killed her own chimpanzee.

Read more about her here.

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