The Little Rock Zoo

.The Little Rock Zoo needs to step up and care for the animals better! Please read the several artciles here with deaths, sickness and a bald chimp!

Monday, December 7, 2009

What's Wrong With The Laws In CT For The Innocent? Charla Nash's Life Is Ruined And Sandra Gets Off All Charges?

There are SO many things wrong with this decision, which I'm sure I am only one of millions that think this way.

Let me just start out by saying that IF the state charged Sandra Herold of this then they would be holding them selves for future liability which in my opinion is the "ONLY" reason why this decision was made poorly.

The state is going on Sandra's words only, that in fact Charla Nash came over to help her put her dangerous animal inside. THOUGH, no one really knows what that call really was do we? Of course Sandra's going to defend herself, her finances, reputation and her pet chimpanzee. Charla on the other hand has a loss of memories, therefore, can not tell anyone what that actually phone call was. It could have been anything, as stupid as I can't get my car started. Why take the word of one person, Sandra Herold, in a 2 person situation? Isn't there always 2 sides to every story and the truth lies somewhere between.

I still remember Sandra saying in the media that she would do it all over again. How horrifying is that to say, when you just stabbed your own chimp, and watched someone that was "suppose" to have been a longtime friend get EATEN by your pet. No remorse, no shame, no compassion, just selfishness.

Sandra Herold stated that she did not know her pet chimpanzee was dangerous, come on, how stupid do you think the public is? Sandra had to give Travis Humans drugs just to be able to keep him calm, that surely sounds like she was aware that he was dangerous. There was a woman that spoke up in regards to Travis hurting her while he was in Sandra's car. Did Sandra not realize he was trying to hurt this woman? Come on. No one can be that oblivious about an animal that they raised for many years, slept with, bathed with and lived with.

My only hope is that Charla will remember the phone call, I don't wish that whole tragic nightmare to come to her, but at least why she went over there, then her lawyers do something to the state, because they are the ones, in my opinion that lay fault on this situation. If the authorities had done their job properly when Travis got out of the vehicle, held up traffic for hours, many police officers were there, then Travis would have been place in a good sanctuary still alive, and Charla Nash would not even be in the news. What's wrong with that woman?

I find it so disheartening that the state cares that little about Charla, her life, her families lives, and only cares about their own liability. Like I always say MAN-KIND, where's the kind and right in the things? What's wrong with that woman?


(ChattahBox)—Charla Nash, 56, woke up on Monday, Feb. 16 like any other day, completely unaware that her life was about to change forever. Her long-time friend and employer, Sandra Herold, 71, phoned Nash to help her move Herold’s 200 pound pet chimpanzee back into her house. When Nash arrived, the 14-year old chimp named Travis, went berserk and savagely mauled Nash.

Despite the horrific nature of the attack and the lack of a permit to keep the animal, David Cohen the State’s Attorney for Connecticut, will not be pressing criminal charges against Herold for recklessness.

The chimp was also given Xanax before Nash arrived, but there was no evidence that the drug contributed to the attack. “Although Xanax was detected, it is impossible to state whether that had any effect and, if so, what,” Cohen said.

In his press conference on Monday explaining his decision not to press charges, Cohen said that the facts of the horrific incident did not rise to the level of a crime, because there was no evidence that the chimp’s owner knew of the risk to others and ignored it:

“It is therefore my determination based on the evidence presented at this time that no criminal prosecution is warranted in this case,” Cohen said. “This doesn’t in any way minimize the horror that we all feel with what occurred and the horrendous injuries suffered by Ms. Nash,” said Cohen during his press conference in North Stamford today.

Nash’s family is suing Herold for $50 million and plans to sue the state for $150 million. Charles Willinger, an attorney for the victim’s family said Nash was at peace with the decision not to file criminal charges.

Nash remains in the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio recovering from her severe injuries. The chimpanzee tore off her hands, eyelids, lips and nose. Nash is blind and suffers from brain damage. She has no memory of the attack. The police shot and killed Travis the chimp when they arrived on the scene.

She appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” last month, allowing the world a glimpse of her mauled face.

Photo Source: AP Photo/The Stamford Advocate, Kathleen O’Rourke


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