A Bronx man faces manslaughter charges after beating his wife’s would-be rapist to death.
According to reports, a 51 year old woman was hit over the head with a chair inside her Washington Avenue apartment at about 10:15pm Monday (May 30). The attacker, 43-year-old Earl Nash, illegally entered the building and forcibly removed her clothes. The woman fought him off and was able to dial her husband, 61-year-old Mamadou Diallo who was outside and rushed in.
Surveillance video shows Nash with no shirt on after the attack and Diallo getting off the elevator where his wife screamed “That’s him!” At this time, Diallo, a taxi driver, attacked Nash with a tire iron. Nash was taken to Lincoln Hospital in critical condition where he later died from his injuries. Hour before the attack Nash can be seen lurking in the hallways.
Diallo was taken into custody and charged with manslaughter, but he is expected to be released on his own recognizance. Diallo’s case will eventually go before a grand jury.
“The police had to charge Diallo with the manslaughter case because the bottom line was the danger was already over,” said legal expert David Schwartz.
Nash has 14 prior arrests and served five years for a 2006 conviction of selling drugs and bribery. He was released February 2011, returned the next April and released again July 2015.
Diallo, while handcuffed and being transported to the 42nd precinct stands by his actions.
“Self-defense. He threatened my wife. He threatened my wife,” Diallo said.