Bronx man arrested after beating wife’s would-be rapist to death: NYPD

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MORRISANIA, The Bronx — A man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter after attacking his wife’s would-be rapist with a metal pipe, killing him in a Bronx apartment building, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.

Police first responded to a call about an assault and attempted rape at an apartment at 1240 Washington Ave. at 10:16 p.m. Monday.

A 51-year-old woman was inside her apartment when a man forced his way in, ripped her clothing off, attempted to rape her and struck her, causing contusions to her forehead, according to police.

The woman screamed, fought him off and used her cellphone to alert her husband, Mamadou Diallo, 61, who was outside of the apartment at the time, police said.

Diallo then located the alleged attacker, later identified by police as 43-year-old Earl D. Nash, in the hallway of the sixth floor and assaulted him with a metal pipe, a law enforcement source said.

When police arrived, they found Nash with severe head and body trauma. EMS took him to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Diallo was later arrested and charged with manslaughter.

The couple’s son told PIX11 his mother suffered two bumps on her forehead, a large scar on her back and multiple bruises during the attack.

“I was shocked, I was mad, I had many different emotions going through my mind,” Ibrahim Diallo said, adding that he was relieved his father was nearby. “I don’t care what they say. I’m glad he was there.”

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Bronx Videos

3 injured in Bronx hair salon floor collapse: FDNY

Families gather at tree lighting to remember murdered loved ones

Video: Men beat deliver worker with brick, tear his pants in Bronx robbery

Brownsville woman helps thousands of children through agency

Hundreds of Bronx NYCHA residents get free wi-fi, $11 laptops — and program is expanding

Bronx teen grateful to be alive as he celebrates 14th birthday days after being shot in neck

More Bronx

Connect with PIX11 Online

Connect with PIX11 Online

Trending Stories

Follow us on Facebook

Don't Miss