A man has been arrested 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 in the Bronx, Monday.
Career criminal Earle Nash, with a history of abduction and rape, broke into the Diallo family home and battered Mrs Diallo, insisting he was going to rape her, before she fought him off. She however suffered severe lacerations and contusions
51-year-old Nenegale Diallo 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,
Diallo was later arrested and charged with manslaughter. The couple’s son said 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.”
described the ordeal that left her naked and terrified in the hallway.
Mamadou Diallo took the elevator to the sixth floor and when the doors opened, he spied Nash standing in the hallway. Diallo and Nash began brawling, leaving blood in the hallway and the elevator. Sources said Nash beat Diallo with a belt as the husband bashed him in the head and body with the tire iron.
Nash suffered a fractured skull, and died at Lincoln Hospital.
“Self-defense,” claimed Mamadou Diallo, who was charged with manslaughter in the fatal fracas. “He threatened my wife, he threatened my wife.”
The bespectacled Diallo emerged from the 42nd Precinct in handcuffs, a red collared shirt and a white Tyvek suit from the waist down.
His wife said she thought her son was home when she heard pounding on the front door around 9 p.m. She was greeted instead by the crazed Nash, who forced his way inside and started dropping his pants.
“I’ll give you money,” the wife said.
“I don’t wan’t money,” Nash replied. “I’m going to rape you.”
According to Ibrahima Diallo, his brother’s wife and her sister fought with Nash for 20 minutes.
“He came in and punched her,” said Ibrahima Diallo. “He came in, locked the door and started fighting.”
The wife fought him off, called her husband in his cab, and he rushed into the building. Nenegale Diallo was treated and released at a local hospital.
Nash “said a lot of bad words,” said Nenegale. “He hit me too much. He takes the chair, he hits me in the head.”
Diallo’s brother insisted that Nash instigated the lethal brawl.
“The guy punched him, he started fighting,” Ibrahima Diallo, 52, told the Daily News. “… This man said he’s gonna kill him, kill his family.”
Lyft driver Mamadou Diallo instead killed Nash, who had 19 prior arrests. He was released from prison just last year after serving nine years for bribery and drug possession.
Neighbors in the building defended Diallo’s response to the attack on his 51-year-old wife.
“He has a right to defend his wife,” said Katiatou Diallo, 38, who was not related to Mamadou. “What are you going to do if somebody comes in and tries to rape your wife?”
Nash was paroled from prison on July 20, 2015. His most recent arrest was May 14 for aggravated harassment, sources said.
His previous arrests included drugs, arson, unlawful imprisonment, robbery and assault. In one particularly heinous 2003 case, he pleaded guilty to unlawful imprisonment for holding a 17-year-old girl captive for two days.
Authorities charged that the teen was sexually abused, stabbed and beaten — suffering a black eye, lacerations and a dislocated shoulder.
Gregory Williams, a longtime pal of Nash, described the dead man as like a brother to him.
“He was one of a kind,” said Williams, 45. “I can’t say anything bad about that gentleman.”