WaPo reports:

The 200-pound chimp who was fatally shot this week after a vicious attack on his owner’s friend also bit a woman in 1996, the woman said in an interview broadcast Thursday.

Travis’s owner, Sandra Herold, who raised the chimpanzee from its infancy, has said he was a loving pet whose behavior Monday was out of character. She said the chimp combed her hair each night and slept in her bed.