Chimp Attack May Have Been Caused By Xanax Consumption

May 14, 2009

Connecticut (ChattahBox) – Travis the chimp, who was responsible for brutally attacking a woman earlier this year, severely damaging her face, and rendering her hands useless, has been found to have been given Xanax.

The anti-anxiety medication was found in blood work of the chimpanzee that was shot dead by police after attacking Charla Nash.

The attack was brutal, but not surprising, as chimps are well known for aggressive behavior. Nash has been left with brain injuries, blindness, amputated hands, and scarring to her marred face that doctors at the Cleveland Clinic say will take years to repair.

Sandra Harold, the chimp’s elderly owner, allegedly changed her story multiple times when asked if the animal had been given any kind of drug prior to the attack. She may face criminal charges. Authorities are still weighing whether to file criminal charges against the chimpanzee’s owner, but the Nash’s family has sued Herold for $50 million.

Via: Huffington Post


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