NEW HAVEN - (AP) - A Connecticut prosecutor says he does not plan to charge the owner of a chimpanzee that mauled and blinded a woman in February.

State's Attorney David Cohen said Monday that no charges areplanned against Sandra Herold, of Stamford.

The 200-pound chimpanzee went berserk after Herold asked victimCharla Nash to help lure him back into her house. The chimp rippedoff Nash's hands, nose, lips and eyelids.

Nash's family is suing Herold for $50 million and wants to suethe state for $150 million.

Statement from State Attorney for Judicial District of Stamford