Sixty-one year old Mamadou Diallo was arrested and charged with manslaughter after his wife identified her attacker in their apartment.
Daillo caught up with the man, identified as Earl Nash, at the elevator of his apartment building and beat him to death with a tire iron.
According to police, Nash had hit Diallo’s wife, ripped off her clothes and attempted to rape her. Nash also attacked the woman’s sister, who was present in the apartment. During the struggle between Nash and the two women, Diallo’s wife managed to call her husband, a cab driver, who happened to be outside the building.
Nash had a lengthy criminal record including 19 arrests, conviction for bribery and drug-related charges, unlawful imprisonment of a 17-year-old for two days – who, according to authorities, was sexually abused and stabbed and beaten. He was released on parole in 2015 and most recently was arrested for harassment on May 14.
Diallo, who lives in the Bronx, drew cheers from the Guinean community when he was released from the Bronx Criminal Court on his own recognizance on Tuesday.
From the DailyMail …
The New York City man who beat his wife’s would-be rapist to death was released from custody on Tuesday evening to a chorus of cheers.
Mamadou Diallo was hailed by members of the Guinean community and his family as he left the Bronx Criminal Court after the judge freed him on his own recognizance.
The 61-year-old was arrested on Monday night and charged with manslaughter after he battered Earl Nash to death with a tire iron inside his Bronx apartment building elevator.
Diallo was outside his building when his wife, 51, called and said a man had broken in, dropped his pants and said, ‘I’m going to rape you.’
Diallo ran inside, caught up with the attacker identified as Nash, 43, and fractured his skull with the steel lever as Nash tried to fight back with his belt, the NY Daily News reported.
Nash died at Lincoln Hospital from ‘severe trauma to his head and body’ about three hours later, according to police.
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