Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Judge Turns Down Request For Chimp DNA Test In Custody Fight

A baby chimpanzee that is the focus of a custody dispute in Sarasota won't undergo a DNA test.

Judge Charles Roberts on Friday denied a DNA test for Eli the chimp, but told James Casey that he and his attorney could bring up the matter at a later date if they gathered more information.

Casey says Eli was born at his chimp farm that he ran in Missouri with his ex-wife during a bitter divorce proceeding. He says the chimp was taken from his property against a court order.

Virginia Valbuena says the chimp came from a wildlife park in California.

Full story here.

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