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Charla Nash testifies before state lawmakers in bid to sue Conn. over 2009 chimpanzee attack

Charla Nash claims the state knew the chimpanzee

Charla Nash claims the state knew the chimpanzee was dangerous and should have removed it from the Stamford home where it lived as a pet. (March 21, 2014 8:40 PM)

Charla Nash testified before state lawmakers today as part of her last-ditch effort to sue the state over the 2009 chimpanzee attack that nearly killed her.

Nash is asking lawmakers to let a judge hear her case. She is trying to sue the state for $150 million.

A friend’s pet chimpanzee mauled Nash. She lost much of her face and hands in the attack, and has since received a full face...

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