Family Moves To Seal Photos Of Chimp Victim

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Stamford, Conn. (AP) -- Attorneys for a Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee are asking a judge to seal photos of the victim and her medical records from the public.

Matt Newman, an attorney for the conservator of Charla Nash, says Nash's right to privacy overrides the public's right to see her injuries.

Nash remains in critical but stable condition at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

The photos and records will be evidence in Nash's $50 million lawsuit against chimp owner Sandra Herold.

Herold's attorneys did not object to the request, and a Stamford Superior Court Judge scheduled an April 27 hearing to discuss the request.

Doctors say Nash lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids in the Feb. 16 attack.

She will be blind and faces two years of surgical procedures.

Police fatally shot the 200-pound chimp.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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