The owner of a vicious chimpanzee that mauled her friend will not face criminal charges, but is still the target of a huge civil lawsuit. Connecticut state officials said that Sandra Herold wasn't criminally responsible for the February attack in which her pet chimp, Travis, mauled Charma Nash in February. The courageous victim suffered massive injuries and remains under observation at the Cleveland Clinic. She revealed her dramatic disfigurement and told her story in an emotional Oprah episode last month. State attorneys said Herold had not acted recklessly when she asked Nash to help handle Travis, because the animal had never previously attacked anyone. At the time, there was no law on the books banning Connecticut residents from keeping chimpanzees, but there is now.